May 18, 2018
by Canadian Architect
C40, a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change, has launched the Reinventing Cities call for projects, in order to transform underutilized spaces into resilient, low-carbon sites. It is with these goals in mind that Montréal proposed the De la commune Service Yard as a site to be redeveloped as part of this call for projects. With the entry deadline recently extended, professionals are now invited to submit an expression of interest by May 31, 2018.
The De La Commune redevelopment site is the subject of the C40 competition. Photo via Ville de Montréal
Inspired by the Reinventing Paris winners, Montréal, a UNESCO city of design, opens the doors to the teams’ creativity through a free program. Projects can be residential, commercial or institutional. The call is launched to multidisciplinary teams who wish to reinvent the site of the service yard, bordering on the entrance to Ville Bonaventure, in order to realize a project that reflects innovation, quality of life, and the fight against climate change. As part of this call for projects, 19 cities worldwide have identified 49 sites to be redeveloped.
The Cité du Multimédia is a neighbourhood located between Vieux Montréal, Griffintown and downtown Montréal. The neighborhood is the result of a vast real‐estate project launched by the Québec government in the late 1990s which redeveloped abandoned nineteenth‐century industrial buildings into a business cluster for information technology companies.
More information about the Montréal De la commune Service Yard competition is available via the C40 website, linked here.