The borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie has launched a Québec-wide architecture competition for construction of the new Bibliothèque Marc-Favreau.
Purpose of the competition
The library is to be built on the site of the former municipal yards, located south of Boulevard Rosemont between Rue Saint-Denis and Rue Saint-Hubert, and extending as far as Rue Carrières. A park named in honour of actor Luc Durand will be built not far from the library at the same site, on which some 500 residential units will also be built, including two community housing projects and one condo development.
The library, which will incorporate the existing heritage building at 700 Boulevard Rosemont, is one of the central elements in the revitalization of this neighbourhood, which aims to become a model for urban planning based on families, social mix and sustainable development.
Type of competition
The competition is:
An architecture competition
For architects in Québec
Held in two stages: The first by application and the second, by paid services submitted by four (4) finalists.
Stage 1 Request for submissions for pre-selection of four finalists.
In Stage 1, the jury, made up of seven members renowned for their expertise in the field, will preselect four finalist firms based on their presentation, experience and work organization as well as their understanding of the project and its challenges. Architects must retain the services of engineers to define a concept that meets the requirements of the functional and technical program mandate to develop a concept meeting four key criteria: design, sustainable development, integration of new technologies and consideration of the family aspect of the project.
Stage 2 Funded concept development by the finalists, for selection of a winner.
In Stage 2, the four finalists will be given the mandate to develop a concept that complies with the four previously mentioned key development requirements.
The jury, which is the same for both stages, comprises the following individuals:
Martin Brière, architect, Brière, Gilbert + associés, architectes
Sophie Charlebois, architect, Direction de l’aménagement urbain et services aux entreprises, Arrondissement de Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Ville de Montréal
Claude Cloutier, architect, Direction des immobilisations, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
Claude Hamelin Lalonde, architect, Claude Hamelin Lalonde, Architecte
Luc Jodoin, head of division, Planification et développement des bibliothèques de Montréal, Ville de Montréal
Daniel Moreau, director, Culture, sports, loisirs et développement social, Arrondissement de Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Ville de Montréal
Mario Saïa, architect, Saia Barbarese Topouzanov
The competition documents are available free of charge via the FTP site of the competition’s professional advisor. Registration with the professional advisor is mandatory in order to access and download the competition documents. The entry form may be requested by e-mailing the professional advisor firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be submitted no later than 11 a.m. on September 3, 2009, at the offices of the Borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie.
All requests for information must be submitted to competition professional advisor Michelle Décary, by phone at 450 922-3162, ext. 221, or by e-mail at email@example.com. The professional advisor’s office is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The office will be closed from July 20 to 31, 2009, inclusively. Detailed information may be found via the electronic tendering system located at www.seao.ca