Montreal Soccer Complex Architecture Competition

This two-stage competition’s objective is to build a new covered soccer stadium (1,000 seats) and at a later stage, an outdoor playing field at the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC) in Montreal. The SMEC area use to be the Miron quarry and landfill site but has been converted to a major urban park in the last 15 years, and is where the Cirque du Soleil decided to build their headquarters. The SMEC is a model in sustainable development; accordingly, the new soccer complex is targeting LEED-NC Gold certification.

Stage 1 of the competition involves a call for proposals. All contestants are asked to register and submit their proposals in response to the architectural program that has been set out. The jury will select four proposals. This first stage is anonymous and unremunerated. Stage 2 of the competition requires the provision of plans. The four finalists will be invited to prepare a project presentation, with fees of $62,000 CDN (before taxes) per team, leading to the selection of a laureate.

The ten-person jury is comprised of:

* Jean-Claude Boisvert, architect

* Johanne Derome, Director of Direction des Sports, Ville de Montréal

* Isabel Hérault, architect at Hérault Arnod architectes

* Peter Jacobs, landscape architect and full professor, École d’architecture de paysage, Université de Montréal

* Rémy-Paul Laporte, architect and project manager, Direction des Stratégies et Transactions Immobilières, Ville de Montréal

* Marc Letellier, architect at Gagnon, Letellier, Cyr, Ricard, Mathieu et associés, architectes

* Francis Millien, representative of the soccer community and sports analyst

* Jacques Plante, architect and professor, École d’architecture, Université Laval

* Ron Rayside, architect at Rayside Labossière architectes

* Michel Rose, engineer and director, Direction des Ressources Financières et Matérielles, Polytechnique Montréal (Stage 2 only)

All architects, architectural firms and groups of architects are invited to submit a proposal but must have a place of business in Quebec for the last three years. Consortiums are allowed, but at least one team member must have a place of business in Quebec for the last three years. The competition documents (rules and program) may be obtained on the SEAO electronic bidding system from June 9, 2011 to July 7, 2011. The completed registration form must be sent to Louise Amyot, the competition professional advisor, no later than July 7, 2011.

Proposals must be received in Montreal by 11:00am on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Please visit the following link for more information: