PHI | Shortlisted Candidates

PHI | Shortlisted Candidates


PHI, a multi-faceted cultural organization based in Montreal, Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of Architectural firms to compete in Stage 1 of the PHI Contemporary International Architecture Competition for a new cultural institution located in Old Montreal.

Due to the overall level of design excellence, critical capacity and creative potential exhibited by the candidates, the Jury unanimously decided to select 11 candidates, hailing from 8 countries to proceed, instead of 10 candidates as initially planned. The call for candidature, which closed on October 14th, 2021, elicited 65 entries (from 14 countries) of an extremely high calibre.


The list of competitors is as follows:


  • ​​Adjaye Associates (USA)
  • architecten jan de vylder inge vinck (Belgium)
  • BRUTHER (France)
  • Carmody Groarke (England)
  • Dorte Mandrup (Denmark)
  • in situ atelier d’architecture (Canada)
  • Kuehn Malvezzi + Pelletier de Fontenay (Germany + Canada)
  • Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture (France)
  • OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen (Belgium)
  • Smiljan Radić (Chile)
  • SO – IL (USA)



PHI is very grateful for the interest shown in the project, and the thoughtful entries of all participants. PHI is also tremendously pleased with the Jury’s selection of architectural firms, as a portrait of the diverse means of approaching the project and of PHI’s ethos, ambitions and priorities as an institution.


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