As a part of a longer-term project, Collaboratoire is using collaborative design to imagine and help build a Montreal that responds to climate change with innovation, beauty, and civic engagement. In 2016, we ran a very successful competition to redesign the Loyola shuttle bus shelter into an innovative and aesthetically pleasing solar powered shelter for the campus. The winning team was selected from 26 submissions from around the world (see: This team is currently working with an interdisciplinary team of experts at Concordia to realize the construction of the project. The structure will collect solar energy and use it not only to power the shelter, but to communicate a message of a sustainable future Montreal to our students and the wider community. In addition to the construction of the shelter, we will hold an exhibition of ideas as part of the inauguration of the shelter via an exhibition early next summer. We are seeking funding from the SAF to help support development and execution of this project.

Years funded: 2016-17

Amount allocated: $10,000.00

Project leader: Cheryl Gladu


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