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" A new look to discover at Rouyn-Noranda "
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It took ten years of patience and fundraising for the renovation of the Agora des Arts, a seven-hour drive north-west of Montreal, to finally take shape. Formerly a religious building, which has become a production area and a performing arts center, this cultural center, known for its various events, will soon change its decor. This competition demonstrated the importance of a territorial vision of cultural infrastructures. [...] more
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Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Exposition / 2012
Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2012
The 2012 Warming Huts international exhibition is an art and architecture competition that aims to “push the envelope of design, craft and art”. Without any specific theme, every team of artists and architects submits a design of a shelter “[in] response to the cold, the wind, beauty, and tectonics.” Three of the proposals are then installed on a 6.1km stretch of water used for skating named the Red River Mutual Trail. This multidisciplinary effort brings artists and architects together to re-conceptualize the issues of habitability in cold climates. [...] more
Cabin Design Challenge
New Brunswick, Kings County, 2014
From the folklore of the small Canadian house to the concept of the ideal global cabin, 57 variations were designed for a rare competition in New Brunswick. Launched in early 2014 by Community Forests International (CFI), the contest Blur the lines - Cabin Design Challenge, was globally open to all architects, artists, nature enthusiasts and DIYers to discuss the subject of the ideal cabin. The site was the only constraint, situated on 235 hectares of forest site on the edge of Sussex, New Brunswick. This contest was the first step for CFI in establishing a rural innovation campus. In short, fifty-seven international entrants answered this contest in one round, submitting their ideal of a cabin of seventeen square meters in the woods. [...] more
More Than Waiting For The Bus / En plus d'attendre le bus - Site 1
Quebec, Montréal, 2017
The competition asked to reflect on the reinvigoration of public spaces around 4 bus stops situated on Sherbrooke Street East in Montreal. Open to students and graduates of less than 5 years in the fields of architecture, design, landscape and urban design, this ideas competition sought both designs that are environmentally engaging; and a series of principles that could be adopted for future implementation in collaboration with the City of Montreal, the STM and private landowners. The chosen slogan, “MORE THAN WAITING FOR THE BUS” invites designers to reflect on contemporary approaches that can help invigorate these spaces in interactive, poetic, critical and meaningful ways: from solely utilitarian to more multi-purposed spaces surrounding bus stops. [...] more
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University of Manitoba, 2012: An ambitious university campus project under high organization
Visionary (re)Generation Open International Design Competition
by Carmela Cucuzzella et Camille Crossman, published 2014-01-23
When Young Firms Were Still Welcome in Competitions: Three 1980's City Hall Competitions in Ontario
Kitchener City Hall
by Jean-Pierre Chupin, published 2014-07-01
If you please, draw me a third place...
Bibliothèque de Drummondville
by Aurélien Catros, published 2018-11-07
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Mozambique Preschool
International
Submissions: December 1st, 2019
This competition gives the opportunity to work in the creation of a school in an underdeveloped country. But not only that, in this case the school will be designed for disabled and socially excluded children, so the challenge is even bigger. The projects will have to use locally sourced materials, easy to build constructive systems, and should be self-sufficient in energy terms. They have to be respectful with nature in order to teach the kids the proper way to interact with their natural environment.
Lab-École design competition
Canada
Submissions : Septembre 2019 Deposit of documents: December 2019
For the first time in Quebec in more than 50 years, the Lab-École is announcing the launch of an architectural competition that will allow the plans of 5 schools located in Gatineau, Shefford, Maskinongé, Saguenay and Rimouski to be designed. As part of its mandate, the Lab-École coordinates the competitions and assists the School Boards, who are in charge of their project, in the realization of their future school until it opens. To participate in the architectural competition and download the documentation for each of the individually published projects, go to the electronic bidding system SÉAO as of August 12, 2019.
MICROHOME2019 - SMALL LIVING, HUGE IMPACT!
International
End of Registration: October 25, 2019 Submission: November 22, 2019
Participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home - an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. The only requirement is that the structure's total floor area does not exceed 25sqm, beyond that participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.
THE HOME COMPETITION 2019
International
End of Registration: October 6, 2019 Submission: October 7, 2019
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live. What do you believe will be the future of home?
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