YUL-MTL: Moving landscape

[deadline: 26/08/2011]
The Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at University of Montreal (CPEUM) is launching an international urban design ideas competition for the gateway corridor linking Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to its downtown area (MTL) along Autoroute 20. The 17 km gateway corridor, which is mostly made up of transport infrastructures and brownfields, is witnessing a large number of development infrastructural projects, thus offering considerable urban innovation potential. The International Ideas Competition wants to seize this re-qualification opportunity to propose planning options to structure a coherent vision aiming at creating an expressive gateway based on Montreal’s identity as a UNESCO City of Design, a designation of which Montreal is celebrating the 5th anniversary in 2011. The proposals should revolve along three work streams: - An evolving and emblematic landscape project for the metropolitan area | - A scenographic composition of the corridor experiences | - A collaborative approach to sustainable urban development | To attain this goal, contestants should reflect on design elements as much for the corridor as for the adjacent areas. The resulting vision will offer coherent guidelines for the different interventions to come by ensuring a better-balanced interaction between transport infrastructures and the adjacent living environments. The International Ideas Competition YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes is an open and anonymous ideas competition. Held in one stage, at the international level, it is opened to planning and design professionals alike. At the end of the competition, laureates will be invited on November 20th and 21st to present their ideas at the Montréal 2011 Workshop_atelier/terrain (WAT), an international design workshop that will further explore the gateway corridor potentials. This workshop is organised by the UNESCO Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at the University of Montreal. During this visit, laureates will also present their proposal within work-groups with the public stakeholders. A total of $100,000 CAN will be awarded to and shared between 3 laureates. Info: http://mtlunescodesign.com