Three Major Projects for Montréal’s 375th Anniversary in 2017
The Montréal Space for Life, in keeping with their desire to meld art, science and emotion, announced the launch of an architecture competition of international scope, on February 10, 2014. The competition, inspired by the Space for Life mission, calls for designs for three major projects: the Insectarium Metamorphosis, the Biodôme Renewal and a new Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden.
The Space for Life is seeking the creative and innovative input of the world’s top designers. An international jury will select the winners. The Ministère des Affaires municipales, Régions et Occupation du territoire du Québec has allocated a $45 million budget for the three projects, which will stand as legacies of Montréal’s 375th anniversary and are part of the Space for Life development plan.
“We want Montrealers to feel even more attached to the Space for Life. That’s why we’re launchingthis architecture competition and calling on top talent from near and far. These three major projects will underscore Montréal’s 375th anniversary and contribute to positioning Montréal as a UNESCO City of Design on the international stage,” says Manon Gauthier, Montréal Executive Committee member responsible for culture, heritage, design, Space for Life and the status of women.
Competition process: The two-stage competition, covering all three projects, is intended for multidisciplinary teams of architects, Living Building Challenge and LEED certification experts, scenic designers, landscape architects and engineers. It is designed to encourage the teams to reflect in depth on a host of issues as they seek creative architectural solutions. Click here to view the competition documents mtlunescodesign.com/spaceforlife site.
Louise Amiot, an architect with Amiot Bergeron,Architecture et Design urbain, is the professional advisor for the competition. Each participant may bid on one, two or all three projects, by submitting a proposal. After examining the proposals, the jury will choose four finalists for each project. In stage 2, these finalists will be invited to expand on their concepts and present them to the jury in July 2014. The public will also be invited to this exceptional meeting. A winning team will then be selected for each project. Click here to view the press release.
For more information on registration and documentation for the Space for Life architectural competition: http://mtlunescodesign.com/spaceforlife
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