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La Cornette / YH2 Architecture

01:00 - 25 January, 2011
La Cornette / YH2 Architecture, © Loukas Yiacouvakis
© Loukas Yiacouvakis

© Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier © Francis Pelletier +41

Selected Designs for the 2011 International Garden Festival

17:00 - 29 December, 2010

Courtesy of Urbanbees
Courtesy of Urbanbees

The International Garden Festival at Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens presents temporary gardens at the cutting edge of garden design, landscape, architecture, design and environmental art. This year’s theme for design was “Secret Gardens.” First launched in 2000, the International Garden Festival is host to innovative ideas and has presented over 80 gardens by more than 200 designers from fifteen countries and has attracted more than 800,000 visitors. This showcase of a wide range of projects has featured budding designers from a range of different fields. Out of a total 194 proposals submitted by over 500 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from three countries, the jury selected the following three designs.

After the break, images from 2011′s three selections of “Secret Gardens” from The International Garden Festival.

Trois-Rivières Amphitheatre / Open Form

12:00 - 24 December, 2010
Courtesy Open Form
Courtesy Open Form

Canadian design team  Open Form has shared with us their recent competition entry for the new Trois-Rivières Amphitheatre. Additional images and a description from the architects after the break.

Emblematic Addition Ideas Competition

18:00 - 21 December, 2010

This competition, open to practitioners, faculty, students and intern architects, provides an opportunity to reflect upon a universal problematic: how to build the city of tomorrow in the complex urban fabric of the past.

MNBAQ expansion competition proposal / wHY architecture

12:36 - 25 May, 2010

wHY architecture shared with us their proposal for the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec (MNBAQ) international competition, which was won by OMA. See more images and architect’s description after the break.

Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec proposal / Allied Works Architecture

12:30 - 14 May, 2010

Allied Works Architecture in association with Fichten Soiferman et Associés Architectes was selected as one of five finalists in an international competition (won by OMA) to design a new pavilion for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City, Canada.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

Clinique OVO / NFOE

01:00 - 11 May, 2010
Clinique OVO / NFOE, © Stéphane Brügger
© Stéphane Brügger

© Stéphane Brügger © Stéphane Brügger © Stéphane Brügger © Stéphane Brügger +14

  • Architects

    NFOE et Associés Architectes
  • Location

    Quebec, Canada
  • Project Team

    Rafie Sossanpour, Masa Fukushima, Philippe McCormack, Maxime Pion, Gilles Normandin, Philippe Martin
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

  • Structural Engineer

    SNC-Lavalin Pharma
  • Lighting

  • Area

    5230.0 ft2
  • Project Year


Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec proposal / Barkow Leibinger Architekten with Barkow Leibinger Architects, Berlin with Imrey Culbert Architects

12:30 - 23 April, 2010

We have been featuring several proposal for the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec competition. Along with the winning project by OMA, we’ve featured proposals by Saucier + Perrotte Architects and the submission by BIG + Fugère Architectes. Today, Barkow Leibinger Architekten shared with us their proposal, done with NY based architects Imrey Culbert Architects. More images and architect’s description after the break.