Landscapes - Summer 2013 - (Page 44)

REGIONAL HONOUR | HONNEUR RÉGIONAL THE REGIONALS PRIX RÉGIONAUX READING LANDSCAPES EN_When Ville de Montreal decided to build an Atlas of its iconic mountain, it marked the happy end result of a long process of compilation and reflection. The Atlas is at once a portrait of the mountain and its evolution over time, and a visionary legacy for the future. Its originality – its genius – lies in the presentation of landscape readings at different scales: the region, the mountain and more detailed topographical units. The readings portray the mountain as a succession of natural and cultural layers that complement each other. And it is this careful reading which yields a better understanding of a complex landscape that is difficult to perceive as a whole. The Atlas, like so many enlightened projects of 2013, is about the evolution of place over time, about how landscape architects grapple with transformation and permanence. Montreal’s Dorchester Square, for example, which took a planning award last year, illustrated its design triumph this year in returning the luster to this highprofile urban quarter, through a design which acknowledged over 300 years of history. In a like fashion, in New Westminster, a beautifully designed park–on-piers echoes the Fraser River’s century-old industrial past, while a foreshore restoration has created habitat where none has existed for 150 years. L’ATLAS DU PAYSAGE DU MONT ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS L’ATLAS DU PAYSAGE DU MONT ROYAL CLIENT VILLE DE MONTRÉAL ET GOUVERNEMENT DU QUÉBEC (MCCQ) FIRM | FIRME COMITE DE TRAVAIL, L’ATLAS DU PAYSAGE DU MONT ROYAL LAs | APs WENDY GRAHAM, CHANTAL PRUD’HOMME, DANIEL CHARTIER www.ville.montreal.qc.cq JURY COMMENT | COMMENTAIRE DU JURY A legacy document, reflecting not only the site’s history but also those responsible for its evolution. A communication tool of the highest quality. | Un document historique qui traduit l’histoire du site, mais aussi celle des personnes qui l’ont transformé. Un outil de communication exceptionnel. MOUNT ROYAL: BELVEDERE, ICONIC LANDMARK, MAJOR NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE | LE MONT ROYAL, BELVEDERE, POINT DE REPERE EMBLEMATIQUE, HAUT LIEU DE PATRIMOINES NATURELS ET CULTURELS. 44 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES http://www.ville.montreal.qc.cq

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2013

My NEW Favourite Places
Mes NOUVEAUX coups de coeur
Thompson Plus...
Planning Excellence
From Terrain VAGUE to Terrain VIEW
Folly Forest
L'Initiative de charte canadienne du paysage
What is Don Hill Listening to Now?
LACF FAPC: Rewarding Curious Minds / Curiosité primée
The Nature of Design
National Honour Awards
National Merit Awards
National Citation Awards
Reading Landscapes
Meet the Jury
B2B : Thanks for Asking!
The Last Word
LP +

Landscapes - Summer 2013