Quebec, June 26, 2019 - The Lab-École team announces the terms and conditions of the architecture competition which will be officially launched on August 12th. 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.
Competitions in two main stages
On August 12, the architectural competition, currently being analyzed for approval by the Ordre des architectes du Québec, will be officially open. Firms wishing to participate in the competition will find information on the SEAO platform. The architectural programs for each project will also be available on the Lab-École website. Architects will be invited to submit their proposal anonymously in step 1, via SEAO, according to the prescribed terms and conditions specific to each of the five projects, namely that of Gatineau, Shefford, Maskinongé, Rimouski and Saguenay. Subsequently, the juries will examine the proposals received and select four finalists per project for stage 2. These will be known in October 2019.
It is at the beginning of 2020 that the juries will determine the 5 winners, then all the finalists' services will be exhibited in their respective environments before the construction stages begin. Remember that the sketch phase for the new school project in Quebec will be carried out in intra-Lab mode, in concert with the Commission scolaire de la Capitale and its working committee.
The first schools bearing the Lab-École signature will open their doors between September 2021 and September 2022. A copy of the more detailed competition schedule is appended to this press release.
It is thanks to the support of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education that the school boards involved will benefit from the vision of the Lab-École, giving them access to new spaces and the development of institutions of high architectural quality
The Lab-École is currently working on the development of six projects:
- In collaboration with the Western Quebec School Board: Expansion of Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau elementary school in Gatineau
- In collaboration with the Val-des-Cerfs School Board: Construction of a primary school in Shefford
- In collaboration with the Chemin-du-Roy school board: Expansion of Saint-Joseph elementary school in Maskinongé
- In collaboration with the Commission scolaire des Phares: Construction of an elementary school in Rimouski
- In collaboration with the Commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay: Construction of an elementary school in Saguenay
- In collaboration with the Commission scolaire de la Capitale: Rehabilitation of the site of the former Stadacona school and expansion to make it an elementary school in Quebec City (intra-Lab process)
About the Lab-École
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. How? 'Or' What? By integrating the knowledge of school staff with that of professionals from other backgrounds to create the best schools that promote the well-being of students and all those who revolve around them. The Lab-École is financially supported in its mission by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
For more information : www.lab-ecole.com/concours