McGill College, Reinventing the Avenue

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Montreal centre-ville

In fall 2019, the City of Montreal has launched an international multidisciplinary urban design competition for the development of Place de l’Avenue McGill College. This public will be created by pedestrianizing Avenue McGill College over its full length, comprising four sections, from Rue Cathcart to Rue Sherbrooke Ouest.

Reinventing the entirety of Place de l’Avenue McGill College

The aim of the competition was to select a spatial design concept for the entirety of Place de l’Avenue McGill College regarding the challenges posed by the project. At the end of the competition. the jury has selected and recommended a winner to complete the project.

Four projects were selected:

Et Sillon…dans les salons quatre saisons by civiliti+ Mandaworks and SNC Lavalin, in collaboration with Lasalle-NHC, UDO Design, Biodiversité Conseil, Lamontagne Consultants et EVOQ

Le grand verger by Daoust Lestage architecture in collaboration with WSP

L’échantillon Montréal – Sampling Montreal by NOS Architectes in collaboration with WAA Montréal, VINCI Consultants, NCK, Friche Atelier and Atomic3

L’avenue des rencontres – Tio’tia:ke Montréal by Lemay par LemayLAB in collaboration with EXP

Et Sillon…dans les salons quatre saisons

 

After submitting their service offering, the finalist gave presentations of their concepts to the jury in June 2020. The project “Et Sillon… dans les salons quatre saisons” presented by civiliti + Mandaworks et SNC Lavalin, in collaboration with Lasalle-NHC, UDO Design, Biodiversité Conseil, Lamontagne Consultants et EVOQ Canada/Suède has won the competition.

 

The concept was the one that best met the objectives of greening, heat island reduction, and resilience of the plantations along the avenue as stipulated in the competition program. The jury’s attention was drawn to the idea of using plant diversity to promote ecosystems and establish a diversified landscape conducive to soil regeneration and enrichment of biodiversity.

The construction work will begin in fall 2021.