Outremont Campus, Université de Montréal

The overall plan of the University of Montreal’s new Outremont Campus, located on the site of the former Canadian Pacific’s switching yard in Outremont, seeks to build 20 university pavilions (300 000m2) dedicated to higher education and research.  Furthermore, this project plans to build 1 000 university residences and 750 private housing, including 225 affordable units. Across the territory, the overall plan strengthens and re-articulates the northern limit of the Outremont district and creates significant links with the surrounding residential neighbourhoods.

Country

Canada

City

Montréal

Client

Université de Montréal

Surface Area

300 000 m2

Year

2007 / Concept

Partners

Cardinal Hardy et Associés architectes

Certification

Concept LEED ND, Platine.

Based on the meeting of a vast walkway lined with trees, a linear park in the heart of the institutional and residential district and pedestrian link joining two subway stations and a new commuter train station, the overall plan fulfills the local and university populations’ needs.  It creates civic environments, places, parks, sport fields, a vast bicycle path network and strengthens, by the construction of new streets, a set of residential sectors, until now left for account on the railroad fringe.

The project offers urban and architectural atmospheres which illustrate the merits of the zoning regulation specifically elaborated for this site.

The project offers urban and architectural atmospheres which illustrate the merits of the zoning regulation specifically elaborated for this site. This undertaking is conform to the LEED initiative aiming at the development of ecological neighbourhoods, university campuses, as well as institutional and residential buildings. By establishing itself in Outremont, the University of Montreal contributes to the preservation of spaces that need to be protected in the historic and natural district of the Mount Royal, neighbour of its main Campus.

Distinctions

2009

Award of Excellence, Planning and Analysis category, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

2007

Award of Excellence, Urban Design category, Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

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