Six Montréal projects shortlisted for the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents competition
Six Montréal projects are in the running for the second edition of the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents.
For these finalists, it’s a first step completed in a process that could lead to the US$30,000 Grand Award, one of the Merit Awards, or the New Star Award in the case of the finalists in the Student category.
The jury underscored the great diversity of the applications received, with the various disciplines of design and architecture well represented. The selected projects include initiatives involving a rethink of food conservation, recycling of wine bottles, action to raise public awareness of an environmental issue, a metamorphosis designed to enliven and transform a public space, and two architecture projects with strong potential for enhancing the reputation of local firms.
The six finalist projects are as follows:
Signez ! Dites non aux pipelines à Cacouna (“Sign! Say No to Pipelines at Cacouna”)
Recyclage de bouteilles de verre (Glass Bottle Recycling)
Nouveau siège social de Lightspeed (New Lightspeed Headquarters) by ACDF* Architecture
Résidence Edison (Edison Residence) by Kanva
La Denise by Jarre
Les Jardins Gamelin (The Gamelin Gardens) by Pépinière & Co.
Montréal will also be represented in Shenzhen by Fabienne Münch, Director of the School of Design of the Université de Montréal Faculty of Environmental Design, who will sit on the seven-member international jury representing various member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The winners will be announced in December 2015.