Call for Proposals: International Design Competition “Better Insight, Onsite”
The City of Montréal launched an international competition for the design of worksite information modules. The purpose of the modules — prototypes of which will be installed in summer 2017 on three specific sites — is to mitigate the adverse impacts of worksites on the quality of life of residents and the economic vitality of surrounding areas.
Upgrading underground infrastructure, incorporating new public transit networks, developing streets and new parks, as well as building and restoring major buildings and public artworks, are all situations requiring the establishment of urban worksites; these significant transformations to the ways cities function aim at long-term enhancement of the quality of the living environment as well as the cities’ overall attractiveness. Although these transitions are essential steps in the renewal of cities for the 21st century, worksites of this nature are disruptive both to the economic activities of business communities and to the daily lives of citizens, with impacts on mobility, access to services and retailers, and general peace and quiet.
Committed to improving citizens’ living environment and maintaining the attractiveness and economic health of arteries and districts affected by such work, the Ville de Montréal is seeking to implement 3D platforms called worksite information modules.
This competition invites members of the design community of the Creative Cities to reflect on the topic of the worksite information module as a mitigation tool and communications platform to assist users in understanding the construction/rehabilitation work in progress. The modules will not only inform residents and visitors about the site and its impacts but may also serve as tools for interpretation of the history of the site, the eventual design, the key stages of construction, the various stakeholders, or any other relevant aspect to be communicated relative to the worksite or its location.
The budget to complete the project is $50,000.