Competition :: Landscapes International Ideas Competition

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. 
The CPEUM has been commissioned by the Ministère des Transports du Québec to coordinate the competition and the underlying collaborative planning process bringing together the main public and private actors responsible for this territory. 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. 

To be eligible, each contestant must designate a professional representative (architect, landscape architect, urban designer, urban planner). The representative will act as an official contact and coordinator for the duration of the competition. Contestants are encouraged to establish multidisciplinary partnerships with other professionals such as engineers, transport and mobility consultants, environmental specialists, visual artists, set designers, graphic designers.
To register, each contestant must fill out an 
electronic entry form before 17h00 (EDT), on August 26, 2011. Only those duly registered will receive the competition’s official documents.Proposals must be electronically handed in before 17h00 (EDT), on October 7, 2011. The required information for submission will be sent with the registration confirmation email.

Patrick Marmen, research officer at the CPEUM, will act as the competition’s professional advisor. He is supported in this task by Jacques White, architect and architectural competitions advisor. Any questions regarding the competition should be forwarded to the following email address: