Place des Montréalaises Landscape Competition

Sponsor: Ville de Montréal, Canada
Type: open, international, 2-stage (stage 1 anonymous)
Process: Stage 2 will include 5 finalists from Stage 1
Eligibility: Architects/Landscape architects must have at least 5 years experience (see web announcement)
Organizer: Bureau du design, Direction entrepreneuriat  |  Service du développement économique, Ville de Montréal
Languages: French, English
Fee: none
26 September 2017 – Deadline for stage 1 submissions
6 February 2018 – Deadline for stage 2 submissions
Awards/Compensation (Canadian $)
• Each Finalist who presents a service offering deemed to meet the competition rules will receive a lump sum of $86,975, plus taxes.
• The maximum budget for the winner’s professional fees is $5,790,000, plus taxes
Jury (both sessions)

Marie Pimmel, Architect, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris 
The project that is the subject of this competition consists in designing Place des Montréalaises, a new public space adjacent to Champ-de-Mars métro station, including a pedestrian overpass leading to Champ-de-Mars.

The Ville de Montréal has determined that a priority urban project would be the repurposing of the areas bordering the Ville-Marie Expressway, grouping a number of works under the term “Projet Secteur Champ-de-Mars.” This project aims to define an attractive, high-quality urban frame that repairs the cut made to the area by the construction of the Ville-Marie Expressway trench in the 1970s. In so doing, the Ville de Montréal aims to restore ties between the historic city and its former faubourgs and to enhance the high-quality network of public spaces from Square Victoria to Square Viger.
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