Montréal has announced the four first-stage finalists in the multidisciplinary architectural competition for the construction of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montréal-Nord inter-borough library and cultural space.
Finalists in the multidisciplinary architectural competition
The jury met and designated the following four architectural firms to propose a concept for the project:
- 5468796 X Manoeuvre architecture (engineers: FNX-INNOV and Leroux + Cyr)
- Affleck de la Riva architects | Coarchitecture (engineers: ARUP and Martin Roy & associés)
- Architecture EVOQ (engineers: Génipur, Latéral and BPA)
- Atelier TAG + NEUF architects (engineers: Stantec and SNC Lavalin)
The second step is for each finalist consortium to develop a proposal and produce a concept/sketch, which they will present to the jury on October 20, 2021.
A new innovative building
The project consists of constructing and developing a new building that will replace the Belleville library in Montréal-Nord. It will meet the need for a cultural and community hub in the area of the borough adjacent to Ahuntsic-Cartierville. Work will begin in 2023 and end in 2024. The inter-borough library and cultural space is scheduled to open in 2025.
With a gross area of approximately 3,900 m2, the venue will be built on a vacant lot that will be developed. The site will host a library, a cultural space and a social and community space.
This venue will stage programming designed to promote intercultural and intergenerational exchanges. Welcoming and inspiring, the building will be a place where residents can learn, explore, experiment and create, but above all, can meet other people.
To learn more, visit the Design Montréal Web site.
The Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montréal-Nord inter-borough library and cultural space project is funded by the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal reached between Montréal and the Government of Québec.
For more information (call for proposals - name of the future installation) - in French