Quebec, August 12, 2019 - The Lab-École team officially announces the launch of its architecture competition. This competition will see the birth of the first Quebec Lab-École projects.
“It is by consulting and working with stakeholders from all backgrounds selected to receive a Lab-School that we have determined the specificities of the various projects. It was an important step for us in view of the deployment of the architectural competition. It is recognized that the projects carried out by competition contribute to raising the quality standards in design. Thus, we will be able to design new models of innovative schools, based on best practices, which will promote student success, ”said Pierre Thibault, architect and co-founder.
A competition in two main stages
Firms wishing to participate in the competition can find information on the SEAO platform. Architects are invited to submit their proposal anonymously at the first stage, via SEAO, according to the prescribed terms and conditions specific to each of the five projects, namely that of Gatineau (Commission scolaire Western Québec), Shefford (Commission scolaire du Val-des -Cerfs), Maskinongé (Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy), Rimouski (Commission scolaire des Phares) and Saguenay (Commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay). Subsequently, the juries will examine the proposals received and select four finalists per project for the second stage. These will be known in October 2019.
It is at the beginning of 2020 that the juries will determine the five winners, then all the finalists' performances will be exhibited in their respective environments before the construction stages begin.
The first schools bearing the Lab-École signature will open their doors between September 2021 and September 2022.
It is thanks to the support of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education that school boards will be able to benefit from the Lab-École vision.
The Lab-École is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring together multidisciplinary expertise to design the schools of tomorrow. Under the leadership of its three founding members, Pierre Thibault, Pierre Lavoie and Ricardo Larrivée, the Lab-École intends to mobilize around this collective reflection to make it a social project.
For more information : www.lab-ecole.com/concours