Archinect - News 2017-07-21T17:01:29-04:00 RAIC distinguishes Montreal's Bibliothèque du Boisé with 2017 Green Building Award Justine Testado 2017-04-11T20:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T20:24:05-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built to serve Saint-Laurent's diverse community in Montreal, the Biblioth&egrave;que du Bois&eacute; has collected another honorable accolade. Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada awarded the public library with its 2017 Green Building Award.&nbsp;The award will be presented during the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa on May 24 to 27.</p><p>After winning the City of Montreal's design competition, the Cardinal Hardy&nbsp;+&nbsp;Labont&eacute; Marcil +&nbsp;Eric Pelletier architecte consortium designed the&nbsp;6,000 square-meter LEED-Platinum library, which was inaugurated in 2013. (Eric Pelletier architecte and Cardinal Hardy merged with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lemay</a> in 2013 and 2014, respectively.)&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photos &copy; Doublespace Photography</em></p><p>With ample natural lighting and warm touches of wood, the building&nbsp;comprises various cultural and community spaces: the library, administration, exhibit space,&nbsp;museum archives,&nbsp;meeting rooms, youth areas, and a cafe.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo &copy; Yien Chao.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photos &copy; Doublespace Photography.</em></p><p>As for sustainability strategies, the bu...</p> At age 90, Phyllis Lambert looks back on her career in CCA exhibition Justine Testado 2017-02-01T18:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:26:26-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Phyllis Lambert is 90 years strong, and the impact she has made in architecture in the last six decades still resonates to this day. While her influence in architecture is well known, what is Lambert's perspective on her own career? In celebration of her 90th birthday that was on January 24, the CCA in Montreal is currently exhibiting &ldquo;Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CCA</a> Founding Director Emeritus herself, the exhibition highlights milestones like the early days in her career, her iconic role as Director of Planning of the Seagram Building, to her conservation and restoration projects in her native Montreal and abroad.&nbsp;</p><p>Find out more <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> Dror envisions second geodesic dome in Montreal's Expo 67 site Justine Testado 2016-04-26T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T17:08:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Originally built as the U.S. Pavilion in the memorable World Expo of 1967, the steel structural frame of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>'s Biosphere remains standing to this day as a sole landmark in Montreal's&nbsp;Parc Jean-Drapeau.&nbsp;In planning&nbsp;for the&nbsp;50th anniversary of Expo 67 as well as Montreal's 375th anniversary next April,&nbsp;designer&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dror Benshetrit</a> of the New York-based practice Dror came up with the idea for adding, what do you know, a second geodesic dome near the Biosphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>After touring Montreal's &Icirc;le Sainte-H&eacute;l&egrave;ne with the Buckminster Fuller Institute,&nbsp;Benshetrit thought of a second dome as a way to help reinvigorate the seasonally used Expo 67 site grounds and evidently pay tribute to Fuller's landmark. Compared to the Biosphere, which is 76 meters in diameter and 62 meters high, Dror's proposed dome is a 150-meter-wide&nbsp;aluminum latticed sphere with a planted canopy.&nbsp;</p><p>The studio describes that its vegetated cover would act as a natural sound buffer and provide an enchanting public enviro...</p> 2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposal Justine Testado 2015-12-15T18:34:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:26:50-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The annual Phyllis Lambert Grant puts the Montreal design scene in the spotlight.&nbsp;Established in 2007 by the City and named in tribute to Montreal native architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert</a>, the grant&nbsp;recognizes a locally based designer or firm &mdash; who has no more than 10 years of practice &mdash; for producing outstanding designs and research that show potential for longterm benefits for the city. For 2015, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelletier de Fontenay</a> won the $10,000 grant for their project "Architectures de la nature captive".&nbsp;Hubert Pelletier and Yves de Fontenay received the prize during a recent ceremony at City Hall, with Phyllis Lambert in attendance.&nbsp;</p><p>"Architectures de la nature captive" is a spin-off from their&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning proposal</a>&nbsp;with Kuehn Malvezzi for the upcoming Insectarium Montreal, and reflects the practice's ongoing investigation of the relationship between the built and natural environments. They'll use the grant for a trip to Germany to study topics related to the architecture of nature museums.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Pelletier de ...</em></p> Gorgeous long-exposure shots of the Montreal Metro Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-03T13:16:00-05:00 >2015-11-06T18:21:02-05:00 <img src="" width="624" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the work of Canadian architectural photographer Chris Forsyth who has been sharing his pictures on Instagram, looking to show how beautiful design is all around us. [...] "What draws me to the architecture in the metro system is its variety from station to station. I love the colours, the architectural styles and influences, and above all its very bold graphic appearance." [...] Forsyth uses long exposures to blur the motion and to remove traces of people passing through the shot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more work by the architectural photographer, you can follow Chris Forsyth on Instagram&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@chrismforsyth</a>, with more shots of the Montreal Metro through #mtlmetroproject. View a selection of photos below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Get Lectured: McGill University, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-10-20T12:53:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T16:19:32-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="838" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McGill University</a>, School of Architecture.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></strong></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events. Lectures begin at 6 p.m. in Room G-10, MacDonald-Harrington Building</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>Chris Lasch / Aranda\Lasch - New York, Tucson</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Li Xiaodong / Li Xiaodong Atelier - Beijing</p><p><strong>Nov 23</strong><br>Rebuilding the Plateau<br>Marc-Andr&eacute; Carignan (moderator)<br>Tom Balaban<br>Lisa-Marie Fortin<br>St&eacute;phane Rasselet</p><p>For more, visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the<em> Get Lectured </em></strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong> page!</strong></p> Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-29T12:52:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:16:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, unless noted. Listed below are upcoming lectures only.</p><p><em>Feb 17</em><br><strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> / Tatiana Bilbao S.C.</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br><strong>Manon Asselin, Randy Cohen, Dan Hanganu</strong>: The New Architecture of Montreal Libraries<br>Moderated by Guy Berthiaume</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Sylvia Smith </strong>/ FXFOWLE Architects</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br><strong>Bruce Kuwabara </strong>/ KPMB Architects</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br><strong>David Newton</strong> / McGill University School of Architecture</p><p>For furthe...</p> Álvaro Siza donates his architectural archives to institutions in Portugal and Canada Alexander Walter 2014-07-24T18:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T22:16:08-04:00 <img src="" width="590" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Portuguese architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza</a> this week announced to donate his architectural archive to public architectural institutions in Portugal and Canada. The decision was motivated by Siza's desire of fostering discussion and dialogue in a research-oriented context.</p><p>One part of the archive will be donated to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Centre for Architecture</a> (CCA) in Montreal, and the other part will be given to two Portuguese institutions, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Gulbenkian</a> in Lisbon and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o de Serralves</a> in Porto.</p><p>&ldquo;The CCA is thrilled to accept this generous donation," remarked CCA Director Mirko Zardini. "I have known &Aacute;lvaro Siza and followed his work closely for several decades. His architecture escapes easy classification, but always offers a lesson &ndash; a new way of seeing the world around us. His buildings have a distinct character and particular relationship to their urban or natural settings, always born from the desire to participate in the world. Siza&rsquo;s drawings and sketches reflect his ability to...</p> Piecing together creativity with Atelier-D's OBLIKA architectural puzzle Justine Testado 2014-05-09T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T23:06:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Twenty-two is the magic number for the OBLIKA architectural puzzle. Crafted by Jonathan Dorthe of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier-D</a> from Montreal, Canada the 22-piece wooden puzzle could be a nifty tool for coming up with new design ideas or simply a fun therapeutic way to take a break during those hectic weeks at work or school.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, the puzzle's sleek aesthetics make it appropriate for creative minds of any age. Each geometric piece is made of 9 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' wide x 1/4'' thick wood that features an etched linear design. Then you can arrange the pieces inside the wooden frame to form a neat square or skip the frame and go crazy putting together any shape you want. The puzzle also includes a paper grid with examples to spark ideas.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>"I was inspired by a childhood game 'tangram' which is a simpler version. I wanted to make it more architectural and more complex," Dorthe wrote in an email. "That's why I added lots of pieces of different shapes and even circular shapes. The laser etched pattern adds a graphi...</p> Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-12T12:49:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T12:53:54-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="821" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the McGill University, School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada. Don't miss out on the last few lectures this season!</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, Events will take place Mondays at 6:00 pm in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building.</p><p><strong>MARCH</strong></p><p><em>March 17</em><br><strong>Paul Kassabian</strong> / Engineer - Simpson Gumpertz &amp; Heger, Boston; Lecturer - Department of Civil &amp; Environmental Engineering, MIT<br>"Design (R)evolution: New Approaches to Structural ...</p> Speech-bubble lamps make Montreal street into comic strip Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-02T18:46:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:24:42-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Turn Me On Design recently won a competition launched in 2012 by Avenue Mont-Royal with IDEA-O-RAMA&mdash;their comic book inspired street lamps that help give the street a bite of personality [...] The lights are meant to induce "a new kind of dialogue that will 'talk to' the perspective of the Avenue." [...] It would be great to see more cities cultivating regional identity through projects like this.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The elemental is always open to re-interpretation.</p> Audiotopie awarded the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant 2013 Justine Testado 2013-12-11T19:11:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:04:13-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="610" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Audiotopie was awarded $10,000 from the 2013 Phyllis Lambert Design Montreal Grant in Montreal, Canada earlier this week. Established in 2007, the annual grant distinguishes young, emerging Montreal designers who have shown excellence in their work and research study that can contribute to the city of Montreal.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "The $10,000 grant will enable the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Audiotopie</a> team, which designs immersive sound works closely connected to physical spaces through creation of sensory experiences, to go on a study trip during which its members will compare sound environments in the underground spaces of three Asian cities."<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Get Lectured: McGill University Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-23T17:25:00-04:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:37-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="799" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>It's time to change things up a little here in GL. For starters, our first <strong>international school </strong>is McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.<br><br>Since 2001, the McGill School of Architecture has featured several notable names--and a colorful collection of posters -- in their seasonal lecture series. A few recent lecturers include Bjarke Ingels of BIG; ARUP Principal David Scott;&nbsp; Shigeru Ban; Jeanne Gang; Luc Courchesne of METALAB, and UPenn Emeritus Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski. Another regular feature to take note of is their lunchtime Brown Bag ASA-sponsored lecture series.</p><p>Select lectures are also available as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">podcasts</a>.<br><br><em>Wa...</em></p> Is Your Architect A Computer? A New Exhibit Reveals How Building Went Digital... And Why You Should Care Archinect 2013-06-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:59:06-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a revealing new exhibit at the Canadian Centre for Architecture shows, ambivalence about digital architecture was characteristic of most of the architects who pioneered it, including Peter Eisenman, Chuck Hoberman and Shoei Yoh. &ldquo;The computer has become an opportunistic gadget for most of the profession,&rdquo; Gehry tells the architect-cum-curator Greg Lynn in an interview for the exhibition catalogue.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The CCA is offering Curatorial Opportunities again for 2013 Archinect 2013-04-11T18:13:00-04:00 >2013-04-11T18:14:08-04:00 <img src="" width="590" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Curatorial practice as it emerged during the twentieth century is being extensively recast. The tremendous change in the status of the object, culture, the various disciplines, information and education, implies an inevitable transformation of the curator&rsquo;s role and competences. A renewed interest for curatorial practice has recently emerged within the field of architecture.</p> <p> For the third year the CCA launches two curatorial opportunities beginning in fall 2013: the Young Curator Program and the Curatorial Internships Program.</p> <p> <strong>Young Curator Program</strong><br> The Program offers the opportunity to propose and curate a project on the contemporary debate in architecture, urbanism, and landscape design during a residency of 3 months at the CCA. Read the guidelines <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> Deadline extended to 5pm EST, Monday, 29 April 2013</p> <p> <strong>Curatorial Internships</strong><br> With the generous support of the Power Corporation of Canada, the Curatorial Internships are designed to share the CCA&rsquo;s expertise with students ...</p> Cahier d'Exercices by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes Archinect 2013-01-10T14:58:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:40-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="478" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Cahier d&rsquo;Exercices is located at the entrance level of the historic Ross warehouse-store.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The stone fa&ccedil;ade, its cast iron columns, and an expansive brick wall (punctuated with pieces of wood and metal) that runs the length of the store recall the 19th Century building&rsquo;s industrial past as a retailer of large tissues, leathers and furs.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Crossing the threshold, the visitor is invited to explore the boutique by the clever use of a &ldquo;degrad&eacute;&rdquo; &mdash; or gradient effect &mdash; on the ceiling.&nbsp; The colour changes gradually from a reflective, latex-like black to a pure diaphanous white, drawing visitors toward a reflective, opalescent mirror that extends the perspective of the space.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Placed at distinct intervals and delicately suspended from the ceiling, the racking system was custom designed by the architect to permit the clothing displayed to be perceived as a changing and evolving building material.&nbsp; Slightly reminiscent of the sculptural work of artist Fred Sandback, the straight, c...</p> Éclats de verre by Atomic3 Archinect 2012-04-09T16:31:00-04:00 >2012-04-09T17:07:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Montr&eacute;al-based design outfit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atomic3</a> has shared with us their light installation, "&Eacute;clats de Verre" for Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles on Emilie-Gamelin square.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <strong>&Eacute;clats de verre<br> Place &Eacute;milie-Gamelin / Montreal / Canada<br> December 15th, 2011 - February 26, 2012</strong></p> <p> Montreal has long been known as the &rdquo;city of a hundred steeples&rdquo;. Through the heart of this northern metropolis, ATOMIC3 has scattered &Eacute;clats de verre: a giant shattered stained-glass window reorganised into a playful maze that offers a unique immersive experience to its visitors, and a colourful panorama to passersby.</p> <p> Winner of the Cr&eacute;er l&rsquo;hiver competition, &Eacute;clats de verre is one of three works that make up Luminoth&eacute;rapie 2012. The goal of this event produced by the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal is to beat the winter blues, using interactive light-based installations.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &Eacute;clats de verre transforms Place &Eacute;milie-Gamelin, located in the Latin Quarter, into a field of vibrant hues. Passersby ...</p> Montreal landmark wins Lego contest Alexander Walter 2012-03-07T14:16:00-05:00 >2012-03-08T13:35:34-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A quirky Montreal landmark has won an international competition among Lego enthusiasts &ndash; but the thrill of victory has been tempered by the sting of rejection. The Habitat 67 housing complex won an internet vote, beating out iconic structures like Paris' Eiffel Tower, Rome's Coliseum and the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cultural Center in Verdun by Saucier + Perrotte, Architectes Alexander Walter 2012-02-22T15:07:00-05:00 >2012-02-22T15:08:15-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this month, we published the winners in the competition for a new cultural venue in Montreal's Verdun Borough with Les Architectes FABG taking home the First Prize. One of the four outstanding finalist entries was submitted by Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte, Architectes which we present here in detail.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Jane Jacobs compares Toronto & Montreal, 1969 Archinect 2012-02-09T17:29:00-05:00 >2012-02-09T20:27:40-05:00 <em><p>From CBC TV's "The Way It Is" program, circa 1969, urbanist and author Jane Jacobs compares late 1960s Toronto and Montreal on how they have been planned and built, while condemning major highways planned for GTO.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Les Architectes FABG Wins Competition for New Cultural Venue in Montreal Alexander Walter 2012-02-07T15:38:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T15:41:07-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Les Architectes FABG is the winning firm in the architecture competition for a new cultural venue adjacent to the St. Lawrence River in Montreal's Verdun Borough. The project includes a professional theater and also provides for redevelopment and expansion of Verdun's circus school, the &Eacute;cole de cirque de Verdun.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Results of Montreal’s YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes Ideas Competition Alexander Walter 2011-12-23T18:38:48-05:00 >2011-12-28T15:31:03-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="209" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The YUL-MTL : Moving landscapes international ideas competition on the Autoroute 20 gateway corridor linking the Montreal-Trudeau Airport to downtown Montreal recently announced three equal winners. The competition [...] aimed to develop strategic visions for the development of the 17 km corridor mainly composed of transport infrastructures, residential and industrials areas and brownfields in dire need of revitalization.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects Win Indoor Soccer Center Competition in Montreal Alexander Walter 2011-12-20T14:21:00-05:00 >2012-10-16T17:29:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Mayor of Montreal, G&eacute;rald Tremblay, recently unveiled the winning project in the architecture competition for the new indoor soccer center at the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC). The jury has chosen the concept developed by Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects from among the four submitted by the finalist firms.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hip Cities That Think About How They Work Archinect 2011-11-23T11:46:07-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:31:02-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This survey is not based solely on quality of life, number of trees or the cost of a month&rsquo;s rent. Instead, we examine some cities that aim to be both smart and well managed, yet have an undeniably hip vibe. Our pick of cities that are, in a phrase, both great and good...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT selects Auckland, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Santiago, Shanghai and Vilnius as the hippest cities for young professionals.</p> Alleged Forced Resignation at McGill University Stirs Backlash from Students Paul Petrunia 2011-06-24T12:37:28-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="325" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Word has been spreading since yesterday about the resignation of Michael Jemtrud, Director of McGill's School of Architecture. Archinect has just been anonymously informed, however, that "a very reliable senior faculty source within the school" has confirmed that the resignation was forced and that Jemtrud is not allowed to talk about it.</p> <p> The message we received follows:</p> <p> <em>On Thursday, June 23, 2011, Michael Jemtrud was forced to resign from his position as Director of McGill University School of Architecture. Jemtrud was hired four years ago with a mandate to integrate current technologies into the professional programs, to reinvigorate critical discussion and research about their use, and to foster a clearer organizational structure and closer collaborations within the school's many professional and post-professional programs. Jemtrud approached the job with a distinct vision and direction, and an ability to move quickly while continuing to foster the school's longstanding str...</em></p> Fifth anniversary of Montreal UNESCO City of Design Paul Petrunia 2011-05-13T18:16:44-04:00 >2011-05-13T18:16:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="979" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Montreal UNESCO City of Design initiative aims at creating opportunities for designers in Montreal so as to give vital and tangible expression to Montr&eacute;al&rsquo;s status as a UNESCO City of Design. First launched throught an investment of $1.2 million over three years (2007-2011), the initiative aims to fund design and architecture competitions as well as promote made-in-Montr&eacute;al design initiatives via various digital communication tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Montr&eacute;al's designation of a UNESCO City of Design, the city will be hosting a year-long event titled <em>Montr&eacute;al, UNESCO City of Design</em>, from May 2011 to May 2012.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>