Canal de Soulanges

Canal de Soulanges, photo credit : Pierre Lahoud

Concours de projet pour l’aménagement culturel et paysager du parc du Canal-de-Soulanges

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the ministère de la Culture et des Communications are launching the Concours de projet pour l’aménagement culturel et paysager du parc du Canal-de-Soulanges. This national competition will allow the design of a vision of enhancement anchored in the environment and carried by the population. The canal de Soulanges, which in its time was a revolutionary construction in terms of hydraulics and technology, is today a remarkable landscape entity.

To prepare, initiate and supervise the competition, the MRC retained the services of landscape architect Isabelle Giasson of the firm EVOQ Architecture. In the past, Ms. Giasson has directed some fifteen projects that have received awards of excellence for the enhancement of heritage sites, the urban revitalization of public areas and the implementation strategy for master plans.

 

Contest steps

The project competition will be held in two stages. The first stage will determine the top three proposals from among all those submitted by March 4, 2021. In the second stage, the finalist teams will be asked to further develop and refine their ideas. The winner of the competition, to be announced in July 2021, will then be given the mandate to develop a master development plan for the parc du Canal-de-Soulanges. The proposals and services will be evaluated by an eight-member jury chaired by Philippe Lupien, professor at the École de design de l’UQM, architect, landscape architect and host of the program Visite libre on Télé-Québec.

  • The first stage of the competition includes a category reserved for university students. The winning student team will be awarded a $1,000 prize.

If you have any questions about the contest, you can contact us by e-mail at concourscanalsoulanges@mrcvs.ca.

Finalist teams

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is proud to announce the finalists for the project competition for the cultural and landscape development of the Canal-de-Soulanges Park launched last January. All of the anonymous proposals received were evaluated according to the evaluation criteria set out in the competition rules by a jury made up of professionals from several fields.

The three finalist teams are as follows:

  • BC2 Groupe conseil inc.;
  • Fahey et associés in collaboration with Félix Dagenais;
  • Collectif Escargo in collaboration with Geneviève Murray.

These finalist teams will now move on to the second stage of the competition in which they will have to develop their ideas further while integrating the vision of the citizens following the survey that was conducted by the MRC and its partners and that collected the comments of more than 800 respondents.

The MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges has already held a meeting with the finalists in order to present important historical elements related to the canal as well as the results of the consultations to ensure that the final proposals of the candidates will respect the spirit of the canal site as well as the citizens’ vision.

The winner of the project competition will be announced in the summer of 2021.