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National recognition, Place Monique-Mercure

Place Monique-Mercure at night

Place Monique-Mercure, adjacent to Montreal’s Outremont Theatre, a stunning example of the Art Deco style, has been recognized with a 2022 National Urban Design Award! This pan-Canadian competition is organized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. A big thank-you to the organizers and to the jury for their appreciation of the project:

“A beautifully designed and detailed project that skillfully examines and interprets a significant heritage structure and brings forward a contemporary expression of timeless elegance and presence. But most note-worthy, particularly given its modest scale, is the delineation of passive and active space, effectively engaging the sidewalk and its inhabitants to construct an urban stage of seeing and being seen. It is an appropriate space of anticipation given its adjacency to the theatre programme.”