Space for Life architecture competition

23.04.2014 //  The finalists in the Montréal Space for Life architecture competition have been announced. After deliberating on April 3 and 4, the jury announced its decision to the city of Montréal Executive Committee. 
During this first stage, the participants had to present their vision for one or more of the three projects. Many Quebec firms allied with partners from abroad and other Canadian provinces. Eight teams were chosen to take part in the next stage in the competition and to submit more detailed concepts for one or more of the projects. 
Of the 59 proposals received, 22 were for the Insectarium Metamorphosis, 11 for the Biodôme Renewal and 27 for the Glass Pavilion. Four finalist teams were chosen for each project.

Insectarium Metamorphosis

The goal of this project is to expand and renovate the existing building and some outdoor areas.

Biodôme Renewal

This project is intended to revamp some of the Biodôme’s exhibition spaces, including its ecosystems.

The Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden

This project is intended to create a versatile, flexible and environmentally efficient building to host eco-friendly horticultural events and corporate functions.

Next Steps

The eight finalists will present their final concepts to the jury in July 2014. The general public will also be invited to this exceptional event, scheduled for July 9, 10 and 11. A winning team will then be selected for each project.




3 mars 2014 PAR Bureau du design
Hello Andrea,

All questions must be adressed to the professional advisor, at the email above.

Thank you!
2 mars 2014 PAR Andrea
I am wondering if there will be site map uploaded in dwg format for participants of the competition? Thanks
30 janvier 2014 PAR Bureau du design
Hello Lena,

The competition will launch this 10 February, at which point the rules and the program will be made available. Until then, we can only tell you what is already public, which is this :
"The contest is open to multidisciplinary teams of architects, engineers, designers, LEED and Living Building Challenge certification experts, landscape architects and designers. Applicants may submit proposals for one, two or three components as part of a single competitive process with one deadline."
Thank you!
28 janvier 2014 PAR Lena Baden
Will this be an open competition or will it be restricted and with an honorarium for selected particiapants submitting a proposal?
6 janvier 2014 PAR Bureau du design
Hello Doris,
The competition has not been launched yet; deadlines and other participatory rules will be available then. The competition is going to launch in February.
24 décembre 2013 PAR Doris Cole, FAIA
Could you please let us know what is the deadline for submitting our proposals??

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