New Pavilion of The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) wishes to build a new pavilion on a site adjacent to its present complex on the Plains of Abraham in the heart of Quebec City. In order to choose the most significant project, it is organising an international architectural competition under the aegis of the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) and the government of Quebec. This competition will observe the OAQ’s Guide des concours d’architecture with respect to both the manner in which it is held and its rules for fairness. The firm chosen to carry out the mandate must in addition conform to Quebec legislation, with respect in particular to that concerning the exercise of the architectural profession.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, RfQ, Open, Pre-selection + Two-Stage
Genre Museum
Country Québec, Canada
RegDeadline 17 July 2009 GoogleCal iCal
21 August 2009 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Members of good standing with the official body which regulates the practice of architecture in their province or country and who have held a valid licence to practise for at least ten (10) years.

The principal elements of the project are as follows:
• gross surface area to be built (new pavilion including the link): 10,120 sq. m
• outdoor facilities: 3,155 sq. m
• refurbishing: 200 sq. m

Budget: $42 million

Charles-Mathieu Brunelle, director of Montreal Nature Museums
Esther Trépanier, executive director of the Museum
John Porter, chair of the Museum’s foundation
Jacques White, architect, director of the École d’architecture, Université Laval
Nasrine Seraji, architect and urban planner, Atelier Seraji Architectes et associés
Director of the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris Malaquais
Xaveer De Geyter, architect, XDGA Architecten, Belgium
André Bourassa, chair of the OAQ
Peter Murphy, architect, Town and Country planning, Quebec City


Stage 1
Proposals submitted: 6 Nov. 09
Jury’s choices announced: 27 Nov. 09
Stage 2
presentations submitted: 5 Feb 10
Winnerannounced: late Feb. 10

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

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