Submission: June 15, 2016
Registration: June 13, 2016
Location: Montreal, Canada
Prizes: 1st Prize $1750, 2nd Prize $750, 3rd Prize $350
Type: Open International Design Competition
Concordia University’s CoLLaboratoire invites young creative practitioners, be they students or recent graduates, to consider the role of public art and design in increasing awareness of, and engagement in, issues around climate change at the local level. This design competition is part of a series of activities conducted by the Montreal-based not-for-profit CoLLaboratoire initiative (http://www.ideas-be.ca/collaboratoire.html), whose main objective is the realization of a series of art-based interactive installations that address some critical theme of sustainable living in the city.
This project will serve as a medium for scientific research requiring citizen-engagement, while also creating a measurable impact with regards to sustainable living. The aim is to successfully make connections between academics, community members, and business leaders in order to be better able to address sustainability challenges together.
The project consists of designing the shelter(s) at the Loyola campus of Concordia University, which will also include solar energy. The participants may or may not use the existing structure. Teams will develop ideas that can both educate and encourage public conversation that might heighten awareness around climate change issues. The proposal should be well documented technically and intended for further development.
This first installation is intended to be built on Concordia’s Loyola campus. It will represent the first of a series of interventions that will be planned over the next few years, bringing public space interventions along
the entire axis of Sherbrooke Street across Montreal. In this inaugural experimentation, we are partnering with Concordia’s NSERC Smart Net-zero Energy Buildings Strategic Research Network (http://www. solarbuildings.ca/index.php/en/). Submissions are encouraged to consider the use of solar power – this may be centrally featured in the design,
or simply a means to power the project without reliance on the grid. Technical assistance to realize this will be available to the team with the winning design.
In addition to the build-out of the winning project – there will be an opportunity to showcase selected project submissions as part of a celebration of the CoLLaboratoire’s public launch via a public and virtual exhibition of ideas in 2017 in the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (www. ccc.umontreal.ca ).
Each project proposal must contain 2 PDF files:
1. a PDF file (landscape A0: 891mm X 1189mm) containing the project panel which includes:
a) a low-res version of the design project panel using language understandable by non-professionals
b) title and team number
c) all necessary design elements making the proposal intelligible and feasible
d) elevations, sketches and perspective drawings of the design
e) a drawing placing the design in its context
2. a PDF file (portrait A4: 210mm X 297mm) containing a synthesis report which includes:
a) A cover page with the title, team number and thumbnail image for web purposes (300X300 pixels)
b) description of concept (maximum 350 words)
c) description of community consultation (maximum 250 words)
d) preliminary list of materials
e) detailed budget estimates
f) a weTransfer link to a high-definition version of the design project panel
The two PDF files should be anonymous and include only the TEAM number you received at registration.
All proposals will be exhibited in a collective show and included on the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (www.ccc.umontreal.ca) and the CoLLaboratoire website once the winner is made public.
Although the copyrights remain with the teams, all team participants must agree to disseminate their projects as well as use their proposals for research purposes only.
PRIZES & AWARDS
The winning team will work closely with a team of academics, professionals, and researchers to complete the technical development for realization in early 2017 on the Loyola Campus of Concordia University. The maximum allowable budget for the project build-out is $23,000 (all taxes included).
1st prize $1750
(+compensation for additional design work up to $1500)
2nd prize $750
3rd Prize $350
Popular Vote 250$
The winning team will work closely with a team of academics, professionals, and researchers to complete the technical development for realization in early 2017 on the Loyola Campus of Concordia University.
This phase of detailed design and technical development seeks to develop the project for construction. The construction of the winning project is expected to begin by October 2016 for a completion date by April 2017. The launch of the constructed project will be done concurrently with the 375th Montreal celebrations in 2017.
The maximum allowable budget for the project build-out is $23,000 (all taxes included). This budget will be observed especially during this supervised design process phase.