31st edition Modernist Montral


June 1 - November 8, 2009

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Montreal has an astonishing legacy of modernist heritage in the futuristic architecture that stands out in our eclectic urban hodgepodge. Pioneering structures such as Place Ville Marie, Westmount Square, and Habitat 67 remain important cultural references at the heart of our city's daily activities. The office towers, religious monuments, schools, caisses populaires, and single family dwellings built between 1930 and 1970 are concrete manifestations of the dreams, transformations, and innovations that have shaped cotemporary Quebec society.

And winners are:

First prize

Hugues Rochette for the compositional and technical quality of his work, in which the play of space, punctuated by metallic cords and a bird that orients our gaze, creates a spectacular landscape.

Hugues was awarded $1,000 worth of Photoservice products (courtesy of Photoservice)

First prize

Second prize

Yannick Andr-Genel, for the interesting play of light underlined by the repetitive cadence of the balconies, and the contrast between the formal purity of the building and the organic forms of the vegetation.

Yannick was awarded $750 worth of Photoservice products (courtesy of Photoservice)

Second prize

Third prize

Lino Cipresso, for his choice of an intriguing detail that brings out the texture of the concrete and the impressive play of volumes that modern architecture places to advantage.

Lino was awarded $500, courtesy of the art gallery Nicolin & Gublin.

Third prize

Modernist Montral exhibition

A selection of photos was exhibited at the Centre dhistoire from September 22, 2010 to March 13, 2011.

Modernist Montral exhibition