Parc Hydro-Québec
Parc Hydro-Québec
Montréal (Québec), Canada

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.

Client
Hydro-Québec

Collaboration
MENKÈS SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX architectes, Éclairage Public, Albert Mondor (horticulture)

Area
3260 m2 (0.8 acre)

Awards

2016
Durabilys Award – Green Building Council of Quebec – New construction and major renovation LEED – in collaboration with Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes

2014
National Citation – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects – Design

2013
People’s choice – Ordre des Architectes du Québec – in collaboration with Menkes, Shooner, Dagenais, Letourneux Architectes

Year
2008-2012

Status
Built

Categories
Institutional
Park
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Plan - Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2014 - Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2014 - Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2016 - Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2016 - Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2014 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2016 - Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2014 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Photo, 2013 - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés
Localisation, Aerial View - Claude Cormier et Associés
Existing Conditions - Claude Cormier et Associés
Concept - Claude Cormier et Associés
Conceptual Image - Claude Cormier et Associés
Conceptual Image - Claude Cormier et Associés
Conceptual Scheme of Permeability - Claude Cormier et Associés
Conceptual Scheme of Permeability - Claude Cormier et Associés
Conceptual Scheme of Permeability - Claude Cormier et Associés
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Photo - Guillaume Paradis, Claude Cormier et Associés