The Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec (CCNQ) is organizing an international ideas competition called: Reclaiming and Enhancing the St.Lawrence River Shoreline in Québec City – Phase 4 project, which extends over 8 km between the D’Estimauville area and Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.
The ultimate goal is to uncover the development potential of the target area, generate exciting ideas and concepts, and influence the strategies and decisions of the stakeholders who will bring those ideas and concepts to life. The competition will also shed light on current issues and speculate on future ones, with four main focus areas:
- Enhancing the shoreline and making it more accessible,
- Connecting the surrounding neighbourhoods to the river,
- Assessing the current layout of the road infrastructure,
- Preserving and enhancing natural spaces.
This open, single-step competition is both multidisciplinary and international. It is aimed at landscape architects, urban designers, architects, urban planners, and other environmental design professionals capable of proposing ambitious yet realistic ideas that can help transform and preserve the area as well as reclaim the shoreline and its natural and built surroundings.
Any multidisciplinary team that includes at least one representative from each of the three following disciplines (or a similar discipline) is eligible to participate as a competitor:
- Urban planning and design
- Landscape architecture or architecture
- Environment or sustainable development
A team may choose to add other professionals or specialists to enhance its proposal with regard to the issues, objectives, and challenges of the competition.
A total of CA$200,000 will be divided among three winners, at the jury’s discretion, as prizes. Each winner will receive a minimum of CA$40,000, with the final allocation decided by the jury based on the relative merits of the winning proposals.