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Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain Park


Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence at the mouth of the aqueduc canal, the project of a public square of 15,000 m2 includes a heritage component celebrating the history of potable water. The project, which is part of the legacy of the 375th anniversary of the city of Montreal, includes the construction of a belvedere, a large lawn, unique furniture and the integration of a major bike path. Located in a sensitive area along the river, the program meets the specific constraints (tight budget and schedule, the presence of a high voltage power line) while providing a flexible place to accommodate thousands of users in festive periods. The following elements have been carefully studied: the scale of spaces, the diversity of atmospheres and functions, the richness and harmony of details in terms of furniture, planting, paving and lighting. Through its many sub-spaces, the layout encourages walking and relaxing while helping to encourage meetings and a healthy neighborhood life.