Jury-GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN / Published on January 14, 2021
Architect & Professor of Architectural & Urban Design
Université du Québec à Montréal – UQÀM
Iceland – Montréal, Québec, Canada
PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE – PEOPLE OF DESIGN VERSION!
What prescient youthful memory relates to your present career?
|Fish racks in Iceland, by Börkur Bergmann||
I remember our playing grounds, under the fish racks in Iceland, growing up…
Guillard/Bergmann House, 2010, Montréal, Québec
What are three basic rules you learned from your mentors?
What project launched your career?
The Boréalis Farm in Ulverton, in the Québécois Eastern Townships, in Canada.
Boréalis Farm, 2002, Ulverton, Québec
Any music playing while you work?
Jazz, for its abstract structure.
Do you work in PJs or three-piece suits?
What is your current design state of mind?
Always navigating between tradition and modernity.
What living designer/architect do you most admire?
Norman Foster, FOSTER+PARTNERS CEO
Copyright Hugo Erfurth, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
What past designer/architect inspires you the most?
LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE,
the one and only!
What is your most marked design quality?
Between micro and macro.
Which project is the epitome of your work?
It has yet to come!