The city has announced the winners of a design competition for Montreal’s new park that will honour French and Quebecois women. The renderings of artist Angela Silver and firms Lemay and SNC-Lavalin will be used to designThe park will include a flower field, an inclined plane, an urban forest and a pathway between the metro station and Old Montreal that will run along the Ville Marie Expressway.
“The proposal stands out in its experiential and perceptual qualities. The flowering meadow serves as a belvedere and offers numerous views of downtown and the administrative district,” says the jury who selected the design winners. “The plants and flowers will change with the seasons, creating many possibilities. The inclined plane offers a rich and immersive experience for pedestrians.”The park will honour Montreal women who’ve made a lasting impact on the city and the province: Jeanne Mance, Marie-Joseph Angélique, Jessie Maxwell Smith, and Ida Roth Steinberg.
The 14 engineering students murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989 will also be honoured by having their names engraved on steps at the park.
Place des Montréalaises is slated to be completed by 2022 and will cost the city $62.4 million.
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