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EXCELLENCE 2021
SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES
NIPPAYSAGE ARCHITECTES PAYSAGISTES + EXP.
ARCHITECTURE DE PAYSAGE ET INGÉNIERIE
PLACE ALICEGIRARD
MONTREAL,
QC
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NAMED IN HONOUR of the first woman dean of the
institution, this is a place of geographical, physical,
historical and cultural convergence. The project marks
the identity of the place, anchored in the memory of an
industrial landscape that begins with a large diagonal,
tarnished with the ancient vocation of the site of the sorting
station. It forms part of and contributes to the ecological
corridor of the Canadian Pacific Railway's railroads on the
scale of the city.
The square has the image of the scientific vocation of
the new district is exemplary by using best practices in
planning, construction and sustainable management.
Generously planted rain gardens of trees break up and
animate the surface. A monumental fountain of mist that
can be used as a stage during events decorates the center
by making the balance with the public artwork " 29 * 53, "
created by Patrick Bernatchez. This high-quality coherent
set is the result of a remarkable teamwork coordinated
by the City of Montreal where the firm NIPPAYSAGE has
overseen the design stage and then passed the torch to the
team of landscape architects and engineers of EXP who
brilliantly assured the project's realization.
JURY'S COMMENTS
The place is the central piece of a new university campus
that will serve students and staff as well as the larger
community; its configuration and landscape composition is
balanced to support intense gatherings as well as individual
strolling. Rain gardens of different sizes and shapes frame
a meandering promenade along one side of the place,
whereas the other side is more open and centered on an
intriguing mist fountain. Principles of ecological water runoff
management have been systematically integrated in the
design, through the grading strategy and the arrangement
of the rain gardens that are reminiscent of the former
railyards' vegetation. Built work details, materials and
patterns are refined and well-crafted throughout; and the
design translates the original use of the area into something
that serves the site's current purpose and community.
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TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
JURORS | JURÉS
PROLOGUE
VIRTUAL LOOK, TRUE EXCELLENCE | DÉLIBÉRATIONS VIRTUELLES, EXCELLENCE VÉRITABLE
JURY’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE | PRIX D’EXCELLENCE DU JURY
LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À GRANDE ÉCHELLE
SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À PETITE ÉCHELLE
PLANNING + ANALYSIS | PLANIFICATION ET ANALYSE
RESEARCH | RECHERCHE
RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES RÉSIDENTIELS
COMMUNICATION
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À GRANDE ÉCHELLE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - SMALL-SCALE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES PUBLICS À PETITE ÉCHELLE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - RESEARCH | RECHERCHE
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Landscapes - Summer 2021 - RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES RÉSIDENTIELS
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