Montréal launches international competition to develop the Peter-McGill Centre

Montréal is launching a multidisciplinary architecture competition to transform the interior of the Peter-McGill Centre, a cultural centre west of downtown, near Metro Atwater and Cabot Square. The new centre, currently under construction, occupies the former site of Montreal’s Children’s Hospital.

The project calls for Canadians or members of the European Union to transform the base building with a footprint of approximately 5,310 m2 into a vibrant centre with a fluid, intuitive layout that combines the functions of a library, cultural centre, and social and community spaces.

Photo Credit: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

The competition is held in two stages—the first being an application file and the second being a prepared presentation by no more than four finalists (multidisciplinary teams) selected by the jury.

Eligible applicants will be teams that include at least one sponsoring architect, a structural engineer, a mechanical engineer, an electrical engineer, a co-ordinating architect with 10 years of professional experience and who has carried out at least one project of a scope comparable to the project covered by the competition, a design architect, a LEED AP architect, and an interior designer.

The maximum budget for the winner’s professional fees is $1,990,000. The project’s construction budget is approximately $14 M. The complete files for all proposals and presentations must be received by the following dates:

Stage 1 / Proposal file
July 16, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT

Stage 2 / Finalist presentations
October 22, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT

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