What better than 170,000 pink balls suspended high in the air to enliven Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street East as it transforms for the summer into a pedestrian mall? The plastic balls, in three different sizes and five subtle shades of pink, are strung together with bracing wire, crisscrossing the street and stretching through tree branches at varying heights. Not only is the visual impact delightful, but the artificial pink foliage modulates and plays with the light as pedestrians amble the length of the installation, which extends a full 1 kilometres between St-Hubert and Papineau Streets.
Pink balls, designed as part of Aires Libres, is sure to keep all who stroll through the Village this summer…in the pink!
Société de développement commercial - SDC du Village
Éclairage Public, Gilles Arpin, Rig-Rite Productions, Les Productions du Grand Bambou, Les Services exp inc.
1 km (length)
Honorable Mention – Urban Design Category
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
National Honor – New directions Category
Landscape Architecture Award
Gay Chamber of commerce of Québec – International Influence Award