MNBAQ launches an architectural design competition
The new Espace Riopelle pavilion, located at the heart of Quebec City's Plains of Abraham, will promote and preserve Quebec art from all periods, from ancient to contemporary art.
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has launched an architectural competition for the design of the future Espace Riopelle pavilion.
This new building, located at the heart of Quebec City’s Plains of Abraham, will promote and preserve Quebec art from all periods, from ancient to contemporary art.
The competition will take place in two phases aimed at establishing a dialogue between the architecture firms’ teams, MNBAQ and the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation, in order to develop ideas towards a better project.
In Phase 1, the competition will identify teams with the conceptual and technical capacities to carry out this project. Architects are invited to submit a qualification file, including a conceptual approach and relevant achievements. At the beginning of May, the jury will select four proposals as finalists for Phase 2.
In Phase 2 of the competition, finalists will be asked to develop their functional solution, while taking into consideration the project’s requirements as well as its technical and budgetary constraints.
At the end of this exercise, the level of progress of the requested sketches will make it possible to finalize the design of the winner’s project with MNBAQ and the Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation’s team, and above all to appreciate the quality and depth of the reflection undergone by the selected firm. An integrated design process will also be undertaken. The jury’s final choice will be announced at the end of August 2022.
For more information about the design competition, visit: https://www.seao.ca/