FEB - JUL 2019
Alex Bozikovic - Architecture critic for the Globe and Mail
David Clusiau - NORR Architects & Engineers (CAAJ Chair)
Elizabeth McDonald - BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Michael Moxam - Stantec (CAAJ Law Enforcement Vice Chair)
John Pepper - RPL Architects (CAAJ Competition Chair)
Chief Mark Saunders - Toronto Police Service
THE MODERN POLICE STATION:
A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN CHALLENGE
In the context of social unrest, violent protests, easy access to guns, the decanting of mental health services and the legalization of marijuana, society’s standard institutions and approaches are being challenged and questioned. Police often find themselves on the front lines of these issues, and are asked to serve and protect in a complex and changing environment. New skill sets, changing laws and evolving expectations need a commensurate evolution in building typology to support them, symbolize those changes, and positively enhance the connection between policing and the community.
Architecture students are invited to speculate on these issues in an international design competition sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice. Submissions are welcomed from either studio groups or individuals. The design will be evaluated by a jury of police, and architects with experience in the field. Participants are highly encouraged to explore a wide spectrum of architectural responses from functional and practical at one end to philosophical and social at the other – including ways in which this building could be integrated into the community and be a catalyst for building a positive relationship between the police and the community they serve.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 23:59 EASTERN TIME - JUNE 16, 2019
COMBINED FILE SIZE MUST NOT EXCEED OF 10MB
This is an international competition. We welcome students worldwide to enter
Participants must be currently enrolled in a school of architecture. Winners will be expected to provide proof either consisting of a recent transcript or letter from the school explaining your status.
a. Students who are taking time off from their studies to seek work experience but remain in the process of becoming an architect are also eligible to apply.
b. Students in their final year who might have completed their studies after January 2019 but before the submission date are still eligible.
1ST PRIZE: $3,000 CDN
RESULTS ANNOUNCED: JULY, 2019
2ND & 3RD PRIZES: $1,000 CDN
Winners will be featured on the CAAJ website. Prize awards provided by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation
The Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice reserves the right to publish entries on the CAAJ website, or to distribute to other architecture or justice-related publication media (websites, magazines or exhibitions). Credit for authorship will remain with the individual (or named individuals in the case of a team submission). By submitting material individual competitors and teams acknowledge this right.