EN | FR
  1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.


Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.


We are sociable!


Subscribe
to our newsletter.



Press Kit
| no: 974-11
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
Terms
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials


Download the full package of low-resolution images:
LR Images ~ 695 KB


Download the full package of high-resolution images:
HR images ~ 20.5 MB


The high-resolution images are also available individually under each image.

The press release is available below (copy and paste).


Flag black
Press kit - Press release - CeAl and Alcoa Innovation Unveil Winners of Architecture Design Competition Promoting Innovative Use of Aluminum - Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation
A v2com exclusive

CeAl and Alcoa Innovation Unveil Winners of Architecture Design Competition Promoting Innovative Use of Aluminum

Montréal, Canada

Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation

Constellations and Sans détour respectively merit Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award


Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-15 -

Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation proudly announce the two grand prize winners of the design competition dubbed Architecture and community commitment: A tale of aluminum. Launched last November in cooperation with Association des Architectes en pratique privée du Québec (AAPPQ) and backed by funding from the Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation (MESI), the competition promotes the innovative use of aluminum in the building sector. The two prizes were officially awarded last evening at AAPPQ’s annual cocktail event. 

 

Grand Prize 

After deliberation, the panel of judges bestowed top honours upon Groupe A/Annexe U (Érick Rivard, Marie-Noël Chouinard, Maxime Rochette, Keven Ross and Rémi Morency) for Constellations, a bold, dynamic, public space concept. The prize comes replete with a cash award of $15,000. In the opinion of the judges, the project best articulated the notion of the discriminating use of aluminum in sustainable, mobile or permanent architectural spaces less than 120 square metres in area. Panel chair Ron Rayside, architect and senior partner with Rayside Labossière, had the following to say about the winning design concept: “This project makes brilliant use of the properties and potential of aluminum. Once set up, the structures would bring public spaces to life. What is more, they are readily adaptable to venue specifics and can be produced in limited quantities.”

 

The panel of judges included Carlo Carbone, professor at UQÀM’s School of Design, Anne Carrier, architect with Anne Carrier Architecture and President of AAPPQ, David Prud’homme, Director of Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl), François Racine, President of Alcoa Innovation, and chair Ron Rayside

 

People’s Choice Award  

Invited to vote for their concept of choice on the sites of each of CeAl and Alcoa Innovation, members of the general public selected Sans détour, a bridge concept designed to enhance oneness of community and imagined by ADHOC Architectes (Jean-François St-Onge, François Martineau, Tania Paula Garza and Pascale Bornais-Lamothe). The prize comes replete with a cash award of $10,000. Readers will be interested to learn that this year’s competition commanded record public participation. Indeed, in the period from April 10th to May 24th, over 2000 Internet users voted for their favourite concepts. 

 

The ambitious Sans détour concept further merited a special honourable mention to underscore panel appreciation of the use of aluminum in all its forms and profound team commitment to social harmony. 

 

Each of the two grand prize winners will receive expert assistance valued at $5000, in addition to valuable exposure through competition sponsors and the AAPPQ network.


Overview of winning concepts 


Constellations: New cultural, sporting and social gathering places

Constellations by Groupe A/Annexe U advocates the creation of new public spaces, some enveloping and introverted, others open to the outside world, but all intended to inspire user delight. Erected in former parking lots or set up adjacent to public venues, these new covered spaces would house social, cultural and sporting activities designed to showcase the vibrancy of life in the city. Each unit entails the use of two large sheets of anodized aluminum which unfold to create an inviting shelter. The first forms seating and the enclosure proper, while the second—boasting a bright, gloss finish—floats above the space and folds down to settle gently at ground level. Perforated by hundreds of triangular openings, the aluminum canopy provides an interplay of light and shadow which reproduces the effects of the sunlit sky by day and starlit sky by night.


Sans détour: An inspiring proposal for bridging two solitudes 

Sans détour, a creation of ADHOC Architectes seeks primarily to link two worlds, two communities with much to share, namely vibrantly urban Verdun and serenely suburban Île des Sœurs. How? By erecting a bridge, literally. Constructed entirely of aluminum, the bridge would present a changing portrait based on the time of day: translucent at sunset and decidedly more opaque when the sun peaks at midday. Features include a helicoidal staircase descending to the water and panoramic overlooks intended to bring together residents living on opposite sides of the river, 


About the Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl)

Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) is a centre dedicated to the documentation, development and sharing of information about aluminum. The CeAl vision is to provide a credible, well-known, recognized source of information and technical references for individuals wishing to make greater use of aluminum. The Centre’s mission is to compile, produce and share available knowledge pertaining to aluminum processing. The CeAl mandate is to encourage and facilitate the use of aluminum through technical support, training, referencing and promotion. CeAl is an initiative of AluQuébec (the Aluminum industrial cluster) inspired by Measure No 14 on sharing aluminum expertise set out in the 2015–2025 Québec Aluminum Development Strategy. For more information: CeAl-aluquebec.com


About Alcoa Innovation

In Québec, Alcoa Innovation is a partnership set up in 2008 together with Industrial Research Centre of Québec (CRIQ) and Aluminum Research and Development Centre of Québec (CQRDA) to structure and sustain the development of the aluminum industry and markets. The twofold mission of Alcoa Innovation is to support small- and medium-sized Québec enterprises (SMEs) active in the aluminum sector by fostering the development of innovative products made of processed aluminum, and to promote the use of aluminum in technological as well as sustainable development initiatives. In 2012, Alcoa Innovation launched a newsletter dubbed INNOVER to weave closer ties with public and industrial decision makers. www.alcoainnovation.com/index.html.


Source:

 

Alcoa Innovation

François Racine    

President

+1 514 247-2899

francois.racine@alcoa.com


Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium

Lysane Martel

Communications

+1 514 927-2537

lysane.martel@aluquebec.com


Information about the competition:


Kilicom Public Relations

Stéphanie Quirion

+1 514 845-8222, x223 

squirion@kilicom.com

- 30 -


Media contact
Press kit | 974-11 - Press release | CeAl and Alcoa Innovation Unveil Winners of Architecture Design Competition Promoting Innovative Use of Aluminum - Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation - Competition - Grand Prize - Constellations: New cultural, sporting and social gathering places - Photo credit: Groupe A / Annexe U
Grand Prize - Constellations: New cultural, sporting and social gathering places
Photo credit: Groupe A / Annexe U
Download
Medium-resolution image
10.0 x 8.0
300dpi

~ 4.2 MB
Press kit | 974-11 - Press release | CeAl and Alcoa Innovation Unveil Winners of Architecture Design Competition Promoting Innovative Use of Aluminum - Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation - Competition - People’s Choice Award - Sans détour: An inspiring proposal for bridging two solitudes - Photo credit: ADHOC architectes
People’s Choice Award - Sans détour: An inspiring proposal for bridging two solitudes
Photo credit: ADHOC architectes
Download
Medium-resolution image
8.0 x 8.2
300dpi

~ 3.2 MB
Press kit | 974-11 - Press release | CeAl and Alcoa Innovation Unveil Winners of Architecture Design Competition Promoting Innovative Use of Aluminum - Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation - Competition - Photo credit: Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium -  CeAl
Photo credit: Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium -  CeAl
Download
Low-resolution image

~ 76 KB
Press kit | 974-11 - Press release | CeAl and Alcoa Innovation Unveil Winners of Architecture Design Competition Promoting Innovative Use of Aluminum - Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation - Competition - Photo credit: Alcoa innovation
Photo credit: Alcoa innovation
Download
Medium-resolution image
7.5 x 1.0
300dpi

~ 160 KB
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - The Centre d'expertise sur l'aluminiun(CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation Launch an Architectural Design Competition - Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation
A v2com exclusive

The Centre d'expertise sur l'aluminiun (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation Launch an Architectural Design Competition

Centre d’expertise sur l’aluminium (CeAl) and Alcoa Innovation

Montréal, Canada, 2017-11-10
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Form Follows Fun: Young Architects and Designers Get Inventive with Ceramics - AGROB BUCHTAL and AIT-Dialog

Form Follows Fun: Young Architects and Designers Get Inventive with Ceramics

AGROB BUCHTAL and AIT-Dialog

Schwarzenfeld, Germany, 2018-09-21
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - L A M P Winners Announced for 2018 Annual International Lighting Design Competition - L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project)
A v2com exclusive

L A M P Winners Announced for 2018 Annual International Lighting Design Competition

L A M P (Lighting Architecture Movement Project)

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-09-18
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - AZURE Announces the Winners of the 2018 AZ Awards - AZURE

AZURE Announces the Winners of the 2018 AZ Awards

AZURE

Toronto, Canada, 2018-07-12
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Call for Entries for Pure Talents Contest 2019: Kicking Off the imm cologne and LivingKitchen Design Competition - imm cologne 2019, Koelnmesse GmbH
A v2com exclusive

Call for Entries for Pure Talents Contest 2019: Kicking Off the imm cologne and LivingKitchen Design Competition

imm cologne 2019, Koelnmesse GmbH

Köln, Germany, 2018-07-09
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - The 2018 Architecture MasterPrize Design Awards Program is Open for Submissions - The Architecture MasterPrize
A v2com exclusive

The 2018 Architecture MasterPrize Design Awards Program is Open for Submissions

The Architecture MasterPrize

Los Angeles, United States, 2018-07-03
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - MIAW 2018: The Winners - ArchiDesignclub by Muuuz
A v2com exclusive

MIAW 2018: The Winners

ArchiDesignclub by Muuuz

Paris, France, 2018-07-03
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Second Major Award Distinguishes Architectural Concept for Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal - Lemay
A v2com exclusive

Second Major Award Distinguishes Architectural Concept for Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Lemay

Montréal, Canada, 2018-06-26
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Core77 Design Awards Announce Their 2018 Honorees - Core77 Design Awards
A v2com exclusive

Core77 Design Awards Announce Their 2018 Honorees

Core77 Design Awards

New York, United States, 2018-06-14
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - John Portman & Associates Unveils Design for Super Tall Tower in Wuxi, China - John Portman & Associates
A v2com exclusive

John Portman & Associates Unveils Design for Super Tall Tower in Wuxi, China

John Portman & Associates

Atlanta, United States, 2018-06-11