PAC004 – Competing for Excellence in Architecture

Competing for Excellence in Architecture

Editorials from the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (2006-2016)

EDITOR

Jean-Pierre CHUPIN

AUTHORS

Georges ADAMCZYK
Izabel AMARAL
Benoit AVARELLO
Simon BÉLISLE
Ewa BIENIECKA
Simon D. BERGERON
Denis BILODEAU
Pierre BOYER-MERCIER
Alexandre CAMERON
Bernard-Félix CHÉNIER
Jean-Pierre CHUPIN
Anne CORMIER
Camille CROSSMAN
Carmela CUCUZZELLA
Louis DESTOMBES
Hugo DUGUAY
Cheryl GLADU
Olivier GUERTIN
Bechara HELAL
Milosz JURKIEWICZ
Jacques LACHAPELLE
Isabelle LE CLAIR
Alessandra MARIANI
Marie-Saskia MONSAINGEON
Adrien PYTHON
Nicholas ROQUET
Anne SAINT-LAURENT
Konstantina THEODOSOPOULOS
Jacques WHITE

BACK COVER

A travel guide for those in search of architectural quality, this book can be browsed in many ways.

 

Written in a clear and concise manner by about thirty authors, it features a collection of editorials from the Canadian Competitions Catalogue (CCC), a large online digital archive open to the public since 2006. The editorials explore more than sixty Canadian architecture competitions held in the last seventy years. Especially in recent years, both public and private institutions have organized competitions across Canada, producing hundreds of architectural, urban planning, and landscape design projects.

 

Together these proposals, most of which remain unbuilt, constitute a fantastic treasure in our tangible and intangible common heritage. Given that competition organizers, designers, juries, and critics never operate alone, there is no doubt whatsoever that this book results from the collaboration of a myriad of people, contributing to and competing for excellence in architecture.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Includes 497 illustrations and analytical tables touching upon 66 studied competitions.

KEYWORDS

Architecture / Canada

Contemporary Architecture (1945-)

Architecture Criticism

International Competitions

Architectural Judgement

Architectural Design

Digital Archiving (Databases)

Architectural Publications

LANGUAGE

English │ Anglais

FORMAT

Hardcover (case laminate)

COLOR

Full Color

PAGES

314 pages

DIMENSIONS

8″ x 10″ x 1″ │ 254 x 203 x 24 mm

WEIGHT

2.5 lb │ 1135 g

ISBN-10

0-9921317-5-8

ISBN-13

978-0-9921317-5-3

PUBLICATION DATE

October 1, 2017

WHERE TO BUY

FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The book is available worldwide at local bookstores or through online resellers.

 

FOR LIBRARIES, BOOKSTORES AND OTHER RESELLERS
The book is available worldwide through IngramContent and is listed on its OASIS and iPage platforms.