LaSalle borough is launching a multidisciplinary architecture competition to expand and renovate L’Octogone Library in order to create a dynamic flagship project for the neighbourhood.
Purpose of the Competition
The purpose of this competition is to renovate the 2900 m2 net area of the current building that houses L’Octogone Library and add 1600 m2 of new spaces so that it can continue to shine as a flagship institution that is vital to the enjoyment of LaSalle’s residents.
The project will give the borough and Montréal’s network of public libraries a 21st century library that is contemporary, connected and open to the community, with a variety of adapted services. The new library will be a community space for gathering and discussion.
Teams must work with the original architecture of the existing building and integrate the new library into its urban environment. This will help it make Avenue Dollard more dynamic and consolidate the institutional hub that is implemented into the area. Special attention must be paid to its architecture, its entrances, the quality of its landscaping and outdoor public spaces and the quality of its indoor accommodations. The library also wants to use comics as a unifying theme for the project’s development.
The project budget is $12,649,491 plus tax.
Type of Competition
This competition is:
A multidisciplinary architecture competition
For architects in Québec and Ontario
Held in two stages: The first is by application and the second, by paid services submitted by a maximum of four finalists.
Any architect who meets the following conditions is eligible for the competition:
Member in good standing of the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) or the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
And has ten (10) years of professional experience in relevant projects, particularly with respect to institutional fields,l and has carried out a large project that is comparable to the project in this contest.
Presents a multi-disciplinary team composed of the following experts:
Architect-designer, 7 years of experience
Architect-coordinator, 15 years of experience
PA LEED-certified architect, 5 years of experience
Civil engineer, 5 years of experience
Structural engineer, 7 years of experience
PA or AE LEED mechanical engineer, 10 years of experience
Electrical engineer, 7 years of experience
PA or AE LEED Landscape architect, 5 years of experience
Interior designer, 5 years of experience
The jury, which is the same for both stages, comprises the following individuals:
Karine Dagenais-Langlois, municipal architect/project manager, Montréal
François Deslauriers, structure engineer, SDK associés