Montreal, December 18th, 2010 – HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE won a competition to build a temporary gallery space in the Griffintown section of Old Montreal, Canada. The Griffintown Interrupted Ideas Competition took five strategic vacant sites in hopes to create a series of temporary interventions to raise awareness of the history of Griffintown, Montreal, while creating cultural, community and public activity to rejuvenate the faded industrial area.
Each proposal was to include a plan for its own disassembly, de-habitation or disappearance at the end of its short-term lease. Each submission determined the conditions of the structure’s use for the duration of the provided lease.
The five winning proposals will be featured in an interactive exhibition opening on January 17, 2011 at the Fonderie Darling, Montreal.
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HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE is an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design practice with a mission to bring innovative design excellence to architectural, interior, urban and sustainable design projects. Their clients include Aristeia International Inc., City of Newark, Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the UN, and numerous organizations, corporations and private clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Caribbean.
This ideas competition explores the potential present of Griffintown, at a time when its past and future have been brought into the public eye
This week our “Griffintown Horse Palace” entry ‘was shortlisted for the Horse Palace as a part of the Griffintown Interrupted Ideas competition in Montreal Canada.
These urban stables, dating from the era when thousands of horses filled the Griffintown streets,are still in operation: the horses spend their nights at the Palace, and their days pulling carriages through Old Montreal. Efforts are in place to preserve this pastoral moment in the middle of the city; the Horse Palace Foundation has plans to make this the site of a Griffintown Museum, with the stables remaining in operation alongside the galleries.”
Please Vote for our entry titled “Griffintown Horse Palace” Online NOW until Dec. 10th http://lnkd.in/imqHDU