Winning projects of the 2021 CCA Charette announced
Titled After MacDonald, the charrette invited proposals for temporary interventions to address the emptied plinth of the MacDonald monument and the site around it.
The winners of the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s 2021 Charrette on architecture, urbanism, design, and landscape architecture were announced during a virtual ceremony.
This year’s edition of the CCA Charrette, titled After MacDonald and organized in collaboration with an eponymous interuniversity research group, invited proposals for temporary interventions to address the emptied plinth of the MacDonald monument in Montreal and/or the site around it.
The competition additionally called for submissions to challenge the idea of permanence and public memory. It invited interventions that could speak to Macdonald’s legacy in particular, to issues around racial justice more broadly, and welcomed architectural approaches employing time-based and performance media. Proposals had to consider the positionality of the team: how do you justify your intervention? For whom do you claim to speak?
Students enrolled in any university around the world, and in any discipline, as well as recent graduates had the opportunity to participate in the competition. The winners included:
- Lisa Hadioui, Université de Montréal – Architecture
- Juan Fernando Barrionuevo, Université de Montréal – Architecture
- Kamelia Djennane, Université de Montréal – Architecture
- Salma Alaoui, Université de Montréal – Architecture
- Jamila Baldé, Université de Montréal – Architecture
- Jean-Michaël Simard, Université de Montréal – Architecture
- Charlotte Beaumariage, Université Laval – Architecture
- Joël Videaud-Maillette, UQAM – Environnemental Design
- Marcela Torres, Concordia University – Art History
- Christopher Clark McQueen, McGill University – Architecture