Silver for White Arkitekter in Quebec design competition

White Arkitekter’s proposal for a national urban park has won the silver medal in Québec City’s international design competition Rêvons nos rivière (Dreaming our rivers). The competition aimed to generate ideas to rehabilitate the major rivers flowing through the city’s territory.

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“Parc des Quatre Rivières” is White’s response to the competition brief, is a collection of the naturally, culturally and agriculturally important landscape found in and around Québec.

Based on the Scandinavian philosophy of Allemansrätten – ’the freedom to roam’ – the team from White Arkitekter’s Oslo studio developed a proposal that works as a guide at multiple scales, for transitioning the existing Capital National watershed into a national urban park. The Parc des Quatre Rivières is a new bio-physical border that aims to influence the city to grow towards its rivers, blurring the lines between the natural and the urban.

White Arkitekter’s team:
Jenny Mäki, Architect (Sweden)
Eric Reid, Landscape Architect (Canada)
Rebekah Schaberg, Urban Planner (USA)
Anna Graaf, Environmental design specialist (Sweden)
Joan Rassmusen, Architect (Denmark)
Sander Schuur, Sustainable water management (The Netherlands)
Niels de Bruin, Landscape Architect (Sweden)
Daniel Hultman, Illustrator (Sweden)
Victoria Percovich Guiterrez, Social sistainability expert (Sweden)

 

See our proposal at the competiton site with presentation boards.