An impressive welcome

  • Client

    Université de Montréal
  • Location

    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Year

  • Collaboration

    Lemay / Ouellet Architectes in consortium
  • Discipline(s)

    Landscape Architecture

An impressive welcome

The University of Montreal’s main entrance will become an immersive showcase for the University’s brand and identity. A breathtaking multimedia redesign of the existing inclined tunnel and motorized pedestrian ramp will convey a sense of arrival for 20,000 daily users and position the University as forward-thinking and visionary.

The entrance was redesigned in the spirit of the original concept, freeing the line of vision towards the iconic main pavilion. Its pathway was renewed as a symbolic umbilical cord between the community and this centre of knowledge. A ceremonial courtyard was created at the top of the ramp, offering an elegant belvedere overlooking the City.