Students at the School have won five of the seven prizes awarded at the 18th Interuniversity Charrette on February 25, 2013. First Prize was shared by two teams, both from McGill: The Cloud (Fouzi Ouadhi, Razvan Gheti, Sarah Wu Martinez, Luis Orozco and Zhiyao Chen) and Antidote (Hubert Lemieux, Alexandre Lapierre and Kim Landry). McGill also won two of the four Special Mentions: Rêves Souterrains – Sunken Dreamlands (Naomi Hébert, Ji Won Jun and Sara-Jeanne Dagenais) and Immortal Citizen (Julia Chang, Jennifer Lai, Meng Nan Zhang, Patrick Zhang and Gary Lin). The other two mentions were won by teams from Laval and UQAM. McGill also won the Public Prize for Je Me Souviendrai (Amalie Lambert, Mark Lien, Ivy Wong and Maëna André).
The 18th Interuniversity Charrette Transmutation invited young designers to question the future of the city in the age of information technologies. Transmutation encouraged the production of new modes of representation of Montreal and the city’s ability to transform according to economic transactions, social distributions, and political actions.
The Charrette was organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and McGill University (Prof. Aaron Sprecher), in collaboration with Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, and with the participation of Université Laval, Carleton University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto.
Full details on the charrette and the prize-winning submissions can be viewed on the CCA website.