Actualité 11.12.2020

Collectif Escargo wins the Sudbury 2050 Urban Design Ideas Competition

Excerpt of press release :

December 9, 2020

Sudbury 2050 Urban Design Ideas Competition

The winners!

The Sudbury 2050 Urban Design Ideas Competition is complete and the McEwen School of Architecture is announcing the Competition winners.

100 design concepts for the future of our community were received on August 28, from creative teams representing over 20 countries. The designs varied widely in their approach and their design solutions. All of them represented creative and often provocative thinking about our City of Greater Sudbury and its future. Each presented a different story about our community.

Rarely does a community get the opportunity to be the focus of an international design competition.

The competition jury developed a short list of Top 5 in the Student Category and the Top 8 in the Open Category. All of these shortlisted teams made public presentations online, on November 23 and 24, 2020.

Following these presentations, the Competition jury made its final selections.

The public was also invited to vote for their choice and over 2,000 votes were cast online.

And the winners are:

Open Category winner – “Sève” – Team 322

“An elegant and sophisticated handling of a revitalized city, deftly imagined at an urban scale that heightens community within Sudbury. At all levels, from regional connections to fine urban grain, the scheme shows the promise of revitalized laneways, and suave connections between timber frame commercial spaces and innovative, rewilded commons or public spaces. The team integrates nature, culture and heritage seamlessly, as envisioned by its Francophone team of designers…”Lisa Rochon, Competition Jury Member, award-winning journalist for the national Globe and Mail newspaper, architecture critic and author, and founder of CityLab in Toronto.

Collectif Escargo : Karyna St-Pierre, Julie Parenteau, Émilie Labrousse, Pierre-Yves Diehl, Montréal, Canada

They will receive $50,000.”

To continue reading the press release for the complete list of winners…

For more information about the ideas competition…

To visit the Laurentian University McEwen School of Architecture website…


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