McGill College: An Avenue Reinvented

We are launching an international multidisciplinary urban design competition for the development of Place de l'Avenue McGill College.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Three-Stage
Genre Urban
Country Montreal, Canada
Registration Deadline 19 December 2019 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 19 December 2019 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Consisting of at least two designers including a lead designer who has been a member of a professional order or association in the field of architecture or landscape architecture for more than five years OR is a graduate of a university program leading to the design or completion of development projects on public land and has at least ten years professional experience in similar projects.

Description
The aim of the competition is to select a spatial design concept for the entirety of Place de l'Avenue McGill College. The concept must meet and even surpass the City's expectations regarding the challenges posed by the Project that is the subject of the competition, and which are described in the Competition Program. At the end of the competition, the jury will select and recommend a winner and, subject to approval by the relevant municipal authorities, the City will award the winner a contract to provide the professional services required to complete the project.
Those professional services include:
For Phases 1 and 2, finalization of the overall design and construction plan;
For Phase 1 (between Rue Cathcart and Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest), finalizing the design, preparing the plans and estimates, and providing technical assistance during the construction work for the surface redesign and upgrading of underground infrastructures; and
For Phase 2 (between Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest and Rue Sherbrooke Ouest), providing guidance to the City on the detailed design and implementation.
The construction budget for design and construction plus underground infrastructures for Phase 1 of the Project (between Rue Cathcart and Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest) is $16,120,110 excluding taxes, inflation as well as the design and construction provision amounts.
For information purposes, and to enable the competitors and finalists to develop an overall concept encompassing the four sections of the avenue, the construction budget for design and construction plus underground infrastructures for Phase 2 (between Boulevard De Maisonneuve Ouest and Rue Sherbrooke Ouest) is $13,749,733 excluding taxes, inflation as well as the design and construction provision amounts.

Jury
Sebastien Deshaies, engineer, Section Chief, Engineering Project Design and Execution, Service des infrastructures et du reseau routier, Division des grands projets, Ville de Montreal
Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun, Co-Art Director and Lighting Designer, Atomic 3, Montreal
Melanie Glorieux, landscape architect, Partner, Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre, Montreal
Olivier Philippe, landscape architect, Founding Partner, Agence Ter, Paris
Christiane Rail, architect, Section Head, Projet de la rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Service de l'urbanisme et de la mobilite, Ville de Montreal
Lola Sheppard, architect and Partner, Lateral Office, Toronto
Christian Bissonnette, Associate Director, Direction des travaux publics, Arrondissement de Ville-Marie, Ville de Montreal
Nik Luka, associate professor, School of Urban Planning and School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal
Cecile Baird, architect and urban designer, Montreal

Prize
Finalists (Stage 2)
Each finalist who presents a service offering deemed compliant with the Rules will receive a lump sum of $84,000, taxes included.
Grand Finalists (Stage 3 - optional)
Each grand finalist who, at the request of the jury, presents a complementary service offering that is deemed compliant with the Rules will receive an additional lump sum of $7,000, taxes included.
Winner
The maximum amount budgeted for the professional fees to be paid to the winner is $2,811,692, excluding taxes, and provisions (including the fees paid for Stages 2 and 3).

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Stage 2 / Finalists' service offerings: April 24, 2020
Stage 3 / Grand finalists' complementary service offerings: June 16, 2020

Organizer
The Ville de Montreal's Bureau du design

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