Register: JUN/30/2017, Submit: AUG/25/2017, Eligibility: Landscape architects, urban designers, architects, city planners, visual artists, environmental design professionals (urban planning and land use planning engineering, biology, ecology, hydrology); multidisciplinary teams from three disciplines: landscape architecture, urban design and environment, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Place 100,000 CAD (Canadian dollar), 2nd Place 60,000 CAD, 3rd Place 40,000 CAD; jury may award Honorable Mentions
The City of Quebec 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 Quebec 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 Quebec 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