19th Annual CCA Charrette

19th Annual CCA Charrette

From Friday March 14th to Sunday March 16th students are encouraged to compete in the annual Canadian Centre for Architecture charrette. In the past, our Carleton students have taken the first prize in the 2010 CCA Charette as well as having various other compelling entries from past charrettes.

This 19th Inter-university Charrette “is called FIELDS OF KNOWLEDGE: TOWARDS A UNIVERSITY OFTHE STREETS, and it invites young designers to think about the relationship between the university campus and the city in light of contemporary ways of living and especially of the movement of information through relationships, political actions, and new educational contexts. Registration details are available on the 2014 Charrette website.

FIELDS OF KNOWLEDGE: TOWARDS A UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS is co-organized by the CCAand Université de Montréal in collaboration with McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal, and with the participation of Université Laval, Concordia University, Carleton University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto. Since 1996, Charrette information has been disseminated through websites that archive all competition entries as well as jury comments on winning projects.

Let’s kick some architecture butt and take home this prize.


24 February – 13 March, noon (EST): Online registration
13 March, 4:30pm (EST) : Launch at :
Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920 rue Baile, Montréal

Live streaming : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/evenements-cca
16 March, Midnight (EST) : Submission deadline

17 March – 21 March, Noon (EST): Online voting for the public’s choice award

21 March, 6pm (EST): Awards ceremony at :

Université de Montréal
Pavillon de la Faculté de l’aménagement
2940 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine

Participation Guidelines

1. Students must form teams of 3 to 5 people, including, if they wish, students from other disciplines or other universities.

2. Recent graduates who wish to participate must form teams of 2 or 3 participants.

3. The Charrette is also open to Canadian university students who are currently participating in study-abroad or exchange programs. In addition, teams may include students from foreign universities, provided that at least one team member is affiliated with one of the following institutions: Université de Montréal (UdeM), McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Concordia University, Université Laval, Carleton University, Ryerson University, or University of Toronto.

4. Teams must register online and provide the names, addresses, university affiliation of the team’s leader and other team members. Each team will receive a team number for identification.


5. Two digital panels (A2 horizontal in a single PDF format, maximum size of 10MB) must be submitted using the form received after your registration. The team number must appear in the file name and at the bottom right of the panel.

6. One video interview (30-60s) presenting the project (.avi, .mpeg4 ou .f4v format, maximum size of 30 MB). The team number must appear in the file name.

All project submissions (PDF, key images, video) will be posted on the Charrette 2014 website, with names of authors withheld until after the awards ceremony.

The participation guidelines were taken from the CCA Charrette Website.


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