Design Excellence Makes Good Business Sense

The annual Commerce Design Montréal competition, demonstrates that design and business can succede together.
August 13, 2004, 11am PDT | Zvi Leve
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Montréal's Mayor Gérald Tremblay attributes the success of Commerce Design Montréal to "involving and bringing together businesspeople, design professionals, members of the public, governments, and the tourism sector. Since 1995, this synergy has had a powerful impact on the quality of the urban environment as well as on the city's economic competitiveness, cultural scene, and identity." The winning projects, many of which are found outside of the traditional downtown area where they are helping to reinvigorate neighborhoods of all densities, are geared to enticing customers who are presumed to "value design and urbanity over the ordinary."

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Published on Friday, August 13, 2004 in Architecture Week
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