Heritage on high

  • Client

    City of Montreal
  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Year

  • Discipline(s)

    Urban Design

Heritage on high

Place Vauquelin reaffirms itself as a distinguished destination in the heart of Montreal’s old administrative district, symbolizing the exercise of power. Its makeover by Lemay is timed to coincide with the 375th anniversary of the city. The redesign reinforces the singular status of the Canadian metropolis, marked by a contemporary flair that takes root in the past.  With a rich heritage imprint, Place Vauquelin is a privileged sanctuary for the collective memory.

Photo credits: Adrien Williams and Frederique Menard Aubin, courtesy: City of Montreal

Awards and mentions

Tucker Design Award for Excellence in the Use of Natural Stone
Natural Stone Institute
Award in Landspace Architecture: Public Project
Grands Prix du Design
Winner in Landscape Architecture: Public
Architecture MasterPrize
National Urban Design Award, Civic Design
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Canadian Institute of Planners