Actualité 12.02.2021

Jury named for Block 2 Competition

Canadian Architect Magazine

Aerial view of Parliament Hill with Block 2 and surrounding city fabric

Original article :

“The jury has been named for the Block 2 international design competition in Ottawa. The Block 2 project aims to redevelop the existing property and buildings that comprise the city block immediately south of Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. Block 2 is bounded by Metcalfe, Wellington, O’Connor and Sparks streets, within Canada’s Parliamentary Precinct.

The site, on axis with the Centennial Flame and the Peace Tower, constitutes the foreground and southern edge boundary of the grounds of Parliament Hill.

The following individuals are designated as Jury for this competition: 

  • Izabel Amaral, Arquiteta, Academic
  • Anne Bordeleau, Architect, Academic
  • Genevieve Cadieux, Visual Artist
  • Christina Cameron, Professor Emeritus
  • Brian Cody, Engineer, Academic
  • Carmela Cucuzzella, Associate Professor
  • Robert Eastwood, Architect (retired from practice)
  • David Fortin, Architect, Academic
  • Bruce Haden, Architect, Urban Designer
  • Peter Herrndorf, Media Leader
  • Piita Irniq, Former Commissioner to Nunavut, Artist
  • Matthew Kreilich, Architect
  • Elsa Lam, Architectural Journalist, Historian
  • Pierre Leclerc, Architect, Artist
  • Dorte Mandrup, Architect, Professor
  • Brian McDougall, Public Works Manager, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation
  • Anne McIllroy, Architect, Urban Designer
  • Kevin O’Brien, Architect
  • Lisa Prosper, Scholar, Author
  • Sabrina Richard, Arts and Cultural Consultant
  • Jutta Treviranus, Academic
  • Kirby Whiteduck, Former Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Chief, Author
  • Richard Young, Architect (retired from practice)

Parliamentary jurors

  • Steven McKinnon, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Public Services and Procurement
  • Senator Donald Neil Plett, Leader of the Opposition, Senate of Canada, Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on the Long Term Vision and Plan
  • Bruce Stanton, Member of Parliament, Deputy Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) launched the Parliamentary Precinct Block 2 International Design Competition with an RFQ posted just before Christmas. The RFQ initiates a process to pre-qualify Respondents for a two-stage design competition related to the redevelopment of Block 2 in Ottawa’s Parliamentary Precinct. Responses to the RFQ are due March 2, 2020.

For clarity, the Jury will not be involved in the evaluation of RFQ Responses, which will remain under the responsibility of PSPC with oversight by the RAIC Professional Advisors, Competition Manager, and an independent Fairness Monitor.”

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Source : Canadian Architect Magazine