Legado Public Art Competition
Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis is launching a public art competition in collaboration with Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and underwritten by the new Quo Vadis Social Innovation Prize established by the University. Natalie Voland, president of Quo Vadis, will be coming to Concordia to present the competition directly to undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties and departments who may be interested in entering.
All Concordia students currently registered or graduating in Winter 2017 are eligible to enter.
This competition is also the subject of the DART498 intensive summer course Urban Futures: Developing Conscientious Competition Proposals, open to senior undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties and departments, with department or instructor permission.
About the Legado Public Art Competition
The competition is for a public art installation that will anchor a gathering space on the site of the Legado urban redevelopment project in Griffintown undertaken by GI Quo Vadis. The project is an innovative 27,000 m2 development guided by sustainable socio-cultural, economic and environmental principles and a Net-Zero Energy strategy.
The site-specific art installation will tell the story of Legado as an inclusive and innovative mixed-use development that values the history of the neighborhood and seeks to collaboratively build a collective commons for the development’s inhabitants. Inspired by Jan Gehl’s work in his book Life Between Buildings, the goal is to showcase how art and creativity are linked to sustainability and resiliency of the city.
The first phase of the competition will take place over the summer of 2017, with a subsequent finalist phase in the fall. The winning competition team will be awarded $5,000 and the opportunity to construct their proposal on site with the support of GI Quo Vadis. Second-place finalists will be awarded $3,000 and third-place finalists $2,000.