Architecture competition Urban Zoo Coworking Design Challenge Honorable mention - Oliver Lord, Dany Durand- Courchesne and Karen Piché

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the winners of one of our Honorable mentions for the “Urban Zoo Coworking Design Challenge” competition - Olivier Lord, Dany Durand-Courchesne and Karen Piché from Canada!

Architecture competition Urban Zoo Coworking Design Challenge Honorable mention - Oliver Lord, Dany Durand- Courchesne and Karen Piche

Olivier Lord, Dany Durand-Courchesne and Karen Piché from Canada

Karen Piché and Olivier Lord took a step out from the offices where they work to join forces with Durand Courchesne. The firm was founded by Dany Durand Courchesne in 2017 in Montreal, Canada. We all know each other from architecture school and did multiple competitions together.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where company/ individuals have been involved?

Durand Courchesne focuses mainly on residential, commercial and small scale industrial buildings. The latest projects include a restaurant, a single-dwelling house and industrial offices.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture, for us, is about trying to use a simple and timeless language to answer specific needs.

Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Participating in vision competitions is a great opportunity to step out of our daily practices to reinvent our conceptual skills.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture vision competitions?

It is a great way to hone your conceptual skills through a clear design narrative without falling into the constraints of your regular practice.

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Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Jan 26
Apr 23
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ideas COMPETITION
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

Design a memorial that speaks towards the cause of ending all nuclear weapons

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 16
Jan 28
Apr 22
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SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 17
Jan 29
Apr 23
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Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 18
Feb 01
Apr 27
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Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin

Design a meditation space in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 21
Feb 02
Apr 28
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Spirala Community Home

Create a community home for the Spirala Ecological Village

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

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Dec 22
Feb 03
Apr 29
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