Collaboratoire Announces Winners in 2nd Design Competition
The results of the competition were unveiled on Wednesday, April 19th 2017, at the Maison du Développement Durable in Montreal. This competition was part of a joint initiative by the Concordia University Chair of Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (ideas-be) and the Chaire de recherche sur les concours et les pratiques contemporaines en architecture de l’Université de Montréal to stimulate debate on the importance of public space for heightening awareness to climate change issues and to mobilize the creativity of young designers of the built environment. This 2017 edition was done in collaboration with Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montreal), an organization that focuses on the environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable development for the island of Montreal.
The competition asked to reflect on the reinvigoration of public spaces around four bus stops situated on Sherbrooke Street East in Montreal. This competition was 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:
(a) Designs that are environmentally engaging; and
(b) 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.