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inspired by the giant metallic transmission towers of Hydro-Quebec, the form of the grate echoes the adjacent Hydro-Québec Head office,
injecting contextual resonance into urban functionality.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Quartier des
Spectacles in Montreal, adjacent to the Centre for
Sustainable Development, Parc Hydro-Québec unfolds
like a huge metal grill suspended above a naturalized
ground surface - a play upon the urban tree grate.
Completely permeable, this device permits the creation of growing conditions comparable to that of a
forest, allowing rainwater to flow naturally into the
soil and protecting the ground from compaction. A
composition of native plants forms the groundcover
surrounded by a grid of thirty honey locust trees
planted unevenly, transforming this space into a
vault of freshness.

The project is a rare example where the entire extent of an urban park is engaged to maximize ecological function. A composition of native understory plants, together with an unevenly distributed grid of
30 canopy trees, transformed the 1300m2 site into an urban oasis.

Parc Hydro-Québec

The park is part of the ongoing redefinition of the urban fabric in the Quartier des Spectacles and will act as an impo

Montréal, Qc

ssible urban oasis intended as an outlet for the thousands of people who work in neighbouring office towers. it is also designed to be a destination for passive uses, while providing a diffuse space to accommodate activities emanating from the Centre
as small events related to the festival season from June through to September.

he steel grate creates Cast concrete benches, which enable a diversity of individual and collective uses, are distributed as small autonoe passing above.
mous objects over the suspended steel grate.

The planting of diverse and native plant species (seen as newly planted in the image) creates habitat for birds The tree canopy, that will be nearly contiguous as trees mature, diminishes heat island effect and improves social eq
and insects.
underserved area of Montréal.

PARC HYDRO-QUÉBEC
Quartier Des Spectacles, Montréal

Parc Hydro-Québec is a publicly accessible urban oasis intended as an outlet for the thousands of people who work in neighbouring office towers. it is also designed to be a destination for passive uses, while providing a diffuse space to accommodate activities emanating from the Centre
for Sustainable Development as well as small events related to the festival season from June through to September.

ormier, Project Director and Lead Designer / Sophie beaudoin, Landscape Architect Project Manager /
er / Guillaume Vanderveken, Landscape Architect

DESIGN
CLIENT | PROPRIÉTAIRE HYDRO-QUÉBEC FIRM | FIRME CLAUDE
CORMIER/SOPHIE BEAUDOIN, CLAUDE CORMIER ET ASSOCIÉS
info@claudecormier.com
At night, lighting of the space under the steel grate creates Cast concrete benches, which enable a diversity of individual and collective uses, are distributed as small autonostriking kinetic visual effects for those passing above.
mous objects over the suspended steel grate.

PArC HyDro-QuébeC

This urban oasis, which was entirely designed to maximize
ecological function, was built in conjunction with the neighbouring
Centre for Sustainable Development and is the first project in
Québec to receive LEED NC Platinum status. The combination
of the industrial language within a refined and poetic milieu of
dappled tree canopy and herbaceous understory shapes a unique
experience within an intensely urban context.

The planting of diverse and native plant species (seen as newly planted in the image) creates habitat for birds The tree canopy, that will be nearly contiguous as trees mature, diminishes heat island effect and improves social equi
and insects.
underserved area of Montréal.

JURY COMMENT | COMMENTAIRE DU JURY :
A stand-out among institutional projects submitted: well detailed
with uncommon materials. A very nice revitalization of a tired
site. | Projet bien détaillé utilisant des matériaux inusités.
Se démarque des autres projets institutionnels reçus. Belle
revitalisation d'un site fatigué.

CLAuDe CorMier + ASSoCiéS inC. - Claude Cormier, Project Director and Lead Designer / Sophie beaudoin, Landscape Architect Project Manager /
Marc Halle, Landscape Architect and Designer / Guillaume Vanderveken, Landscape Architect

EN_ Parc Hydro-Québec unfolds like a huge metal grill suspended
above a naturalized ground surface. The grill, inspired by the
giant metallic hydro towers that traverse the landscape, is
simultaneously a tongue-in-cheek play on the ubiquitous
urban tree grate. Completely permeable, it permits growing
conditions comparable to that of a forest. A groundcover of
native plants is surrounded by a grid of thirty honey locust trees
planted unevenly.

FR_ Le parc Hydro-Québec se déploie à la façon d'une immense
grille métallique surélevée au-dessus d'un sol naturalisé. La
grille s'inspire des pylônes qui parsèment le paysage, tout en
faisant un clin d'œil aux grilles d'arbres urbains. Ce dispositif
offre des conditions de croissance comparables à celles d'un
environnement forestier. Un couvre-sol de plantes indigènes et
une trentaine de féviers font.
Cette oasis urbaine conçue pour maximiser les fonctions
écologiques a été construite avec l'aide de la Maison du
développement durable, sa voisine. Il s'agit du premier projet
québécois à recevoir la mention LEED NC Platine. Il offre une
expérience unique dans un contexte si urbanisé.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Fall 2014

To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Upfront | Prologue
Excellence 2014 | Les Prix D’excellence – Cru 2014
National Honour | Honneur National
National Merit | Mérite National
National Citation | Citation Nationale
The Regionals | Prix Régionaux
Adjudication
CSLA: 80 Years | Aapc : 80 Ans
LACF | FACP
Critique | Critique
Urban Design Awards
The Last Word | Le Mot De La Fin
LP+ Online | En Ligne
“Making a Landscape” … Excerpt
FP_LP+ | Architecture de Paysage du Canada
Lake Effect – Harbourfront Show
FR_LP+ | Profil du Jury
FR_LP+ | EN_LP+ | Hatley Castle Today
Hatley Castle
FR_LP+ | Poser Les Bonnes Questions
FR_LP+ | Prix de Design Urbain
FR_LP+ | Des emblèmes : Non Merci !
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - 13
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Upfront | Prologue
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Excellence 2014 | Les Prix D’excellence – Cru 2014
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - National Honour | Honneur National
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - National Merit | Mérite National
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - National Citation | Citation Nationale
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - The Regionals | Prix Régionaux
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Adjudication
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - CSLA: 80 Years | Aapc : 80 Ans
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LACF | FACP
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Critique | Critique
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Urban Design Awards
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Landscapes - Fall 2014 - The Last Word | Le Mot De La Fin
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Cover3
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Cover4
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LP+ Online | En Ligne
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus2
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus3
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - “Making a Landscape” … Excerpt
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus5
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus6
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus7
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FP_LP+ | Architecture de Paysage du Canada
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus9
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus10
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Lake Effect – Harbourfront Show
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus12
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FR_LP+ | Profil du Jury
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - Hatley Castle
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus15
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FR_LP+ | Poser Les Bonnes Questions
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus17
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus18
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - LPplus19
Landscapes - Fall 2014 - FR_LP+ | Prix de Design Urbain
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