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Finalists named in Sudbury 2050 design challenge

Voting now open for people’s choice award

A shortlist of finalists has been named for the Sudbury 2050 Urban Design Ideas Competition, hosted by the McEwen School of Architecture.

Launched last spring, the contest challenges designers to submit ideas about what a reimagined Sudbury could look like over the next 30 years.

Participants were urged to take into consideration some of the architecture school’s guiding principles, like employing regenerative design – things like green roofs or buildings that produce and store energy on site – or using wood as a key building material to support the regional forestry industry.

Culled from 100 proposals submitted from around the world, finalists were named in the open and student categories.

Finalists in the open category include (project name, team, country of origin):

  • Sève: Collectif Escargo: Karyna St-Pierre, Julie Parenteau, Émilie Labrousse, Pierre-Yves Diehl (Canada)

  • Rewilding: Sahana Dharmaraj, Jenna Lamb, Anastasia Renaud, Taylor Um, Kevan Cress, Shannon McMillan (Canada)

  • Alimentary Urbanism: Jesse LeCavalier, Jake Rosenwald, Jennifer Chau, Tran Michael Wideman, Connor Stevens, Siqi Wang (Canada)

  • Pollinating Sudbury: Dongsei Kim, Tommy Yang (U.S.)

  • Northern Traction: Zain Karsan, Natalie Bellefleur (Canada)

  • The Woods Fellowship: Alexander Cassini, Daniela Leon, Christopher Alton (Canada)

  • Sudbury Center: Growing The Forest City: Eric Pearse (U.S.)

  • Ma-sh-ki-ki-ke: A story of healing, pour nous et pour la terre: Emilio Portal, Matthew Hunter, Jayden Daoust, Elyse Portal, William Morin, Miranda Virtanen, Naomi Grant, Cora-Rae Silk, Camille Tremblay Beaulieu, Simon Blakeley, Rebecca Elphick, Megan Tran (Canada)

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Finalists in the student category include:

  • Collective City: Jesse Martyn (Canada)

  • Green Railway: Connecting People: Cristian Ovidiu Pavel (Romania)

  • Urban Constellation: Sudbury, a dreaming city: Gaël Biache, Elise Dalmasso (France)

  • Bold & Beautiful: Bryan Jian Hao Goh, Charmaine Chua Wei Ying, Chun Ho Christopher Wong, Nabhatsorn Na Thalang, Rachel Yi En Chiam, and Tessa Hui Zhi Tan (Singapore)

  • Re-Stitched: Aidan Lucas, Maeve Macdonald (Canada)

Voting is now open to select the people’s choice winner.

The full scope of submissions is available for viewing here.




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