Rethinking Our Rivers/Revons nos rivières

It is open to landscape architects, urban designers, architects, city planners, and other envi-ronmental design professionals who can propose ambitious yet realistic concepts to guide the transformation and conservation of Québec City’s rivers, their banks, and the natural and developed areas that border them.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Environment
Country Québec, Canada
Registration Deadline 30 June 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 25 August 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Landscape architects, urban designers, architects, city planners, other environmental design professionals

Description
The City of Québec is launching an international call for ideas to rehabilitate the major rivers flowing through its territory, i.e., the Cap-Rouge, St. Charles, Beauport, and Montmorency rivers. Although they each have their own specific physical characteristics, history, potential, and issues, these rivers share a rich legacy as tributaries of the mighty St. Lawrence that runs alongside Québec City and has shaped its identity since the city was founded in 1608.
This call for ideas comes at a critical time, when city officials are planning measures to develop and ensure the sustainability of Québec City’s rivers. It will inspire and eventually guide the planning of a broad range of medium- to long-term initiatives. It will also be an opportunity to create a hallmark for each river in the plan or a common thread between them.
The main purpose of the international competition is to inspire city officials to develop and implement a master plan to meet the following objectives:
- Improve river accessibility while preserving river quality
Protect and promote sensitive natural areas
- Overcome recreational limitations and use the rivers year-round
- Enhance residents’ sense of ownership of the rivers and their surrounding environments
- Link existing and future recreational and tourism facilities
- Identify urban development and renewal opportunities in specific areas of interest
- Build more connections with neighbourhoods
- Promote culture and heritage

Jury
Jandira Hoeskstra, directeur, H+N+S Landscape architects
Claude Cormier, Landscape architecture, Canada
Jérôme Dupras, Environment (biologie, ecologie), Canada
Ken Greenberg, Urban design, Canada
Julie Lemieux, Représentante de la Ville, Canada
Jacques Soignon, Environment, France
Annie Tardivon, Landscape architecture, France

Prize
1st place: C$100,000
2nd place: C$60,000
3rd place: C$40,000

Entry Fee
$200

Timetable
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: September 11, 2017

Organizer
Québec City

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