2007 Edition


Following Montréal’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Design in June 2006, the Design Montréal Office, in partnership with the professional design community, launched Design Montréal Open House. The first edition was held on Saturday, May 5, 2007, noon to 5 p.m.
More than 7,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to visit, free of charge, some 40 Montréal design offices and sites that have been recognized in national and international competitions. In attendance were the designers of the winning Montréal projects that were open to visitors (e.g., buildings, public squares, parks, streets, interior spaces) or on display (e.g., furniture, signage), who commented on their creations and answered questions from the public.

Partners and organization

Design Montréal Open House is an initiative of the Ville de Montréal, in partnership with the ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine under the Agreement on the cultural development of Montréal, and with the Société de transport de Montréal.
Organizing partners

Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec
Association des designers industriels du Québec
Association professionnelle des designers d’intérieur du Québec
• Communication Design Montréal
Héritage Montréal
• Institut de Design Montréal
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Ordre des architectes du Québec
Ordre des urbanistes du Québec
• Sauvons Montréal
Sensation Mode
Société des designers graphiques du Québec

Québec and Canadian professional competitions referenced

Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, 2006
Recognition of exceptional achievements in architecture in Canada

RAIC Award of Excellence in architecture, 2005
National competition by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in architecture

Award of Excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec, 2005
Architecture competition

Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, 2006
Architecture competition sponsored by Canadian Architect magazine

Orange Awards from Sauvons Montréal, 2006
Urban architecture and design awards

Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec competition, 2006

RAIC Awards of Excellence in urban design, 2006
Regional and national competitions by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in urban design

Award of Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners, 2006
Urban planning competition

Institute of Design Montréal awards, 2006
Competition to promote design excellence in Quebec

Créativité Montréal competition, 2006
Commercial design competition

2006 Best of Canada Design Competition
Industrial design, interior design, architecture and crafts competition sponsored by Canadian Interiors magazine

Grafika competition, 2007
Graphic, exhibition, event and Web design competition

Graphex competition, 2006
Competition sponsored by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, exhibition and Website design

No local contests. Sensation Mode organized a selection committee consisting of experts responsible for recommending Montréal fashion designers.

Designers and places to visit

On Saturday, May 5, from noon, to 5 p.m., Montréal design offices that have won distinctions in national and international competitions opened their doors to present the work that earned them these prestige awards. The designers of Montréal-based projects were on hand to talk about their creations and answer visitors’ questions.

29 Design offices and agencies

Architecture and Urban Design

 ACDF architecture urbanisme intérieur
• Atelier Big City
• Brière, Gilbert et associés – Architectes
• ÉKM architecture
• Groupe Cardinal Hardy
• Jodoin Lamarre Pratte et associés Architectes
• L’œuf
• Lemay et associés – architecture
• Paul Laurendeau – architecture
• Provencher Roy /Moureaux Hauspy
• Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

Industrial Design

• Alto Design
• Brave Design
• Claude Mauffette
• Messier Designers

Graphic Design

• Atelier Chinotto
• Bluesponge
• Dulude Design
• Identica branding et design
• Le bureau officiel
Mélissa Mongiat
• orangetango
• Paprika

Fashion Design

Marie Saint Pierre
Michel Desjardins

13 projects to visit

Architecture and Urban Design

• West Island College
• Beaver Lake pavilion
• Marcelle and Jean Coutu pavilion of the Old Brewery Mission
QIM – Centre CDP Capital
Quartier des spectacles

Architecture du paysage

• Dalhousie Square

Design d’exposition

Centre de design UQAM

Design d’intérieur

DECCA77 – restaurant
• Food fair, E-Commerce Place
• Joséphine lingerie