Provencher_Roy is the lead designer for the redevelopment of Phillips Square and Place du Frère-André. Bounded by Sainte-Catherine West and Cathcart streets, Phillips Square played a pivotal role in the rise and development of Montreal’s downtown core. The concept for the landscape architecture and the urban design involves restoring the historical features of a garden square, the form in which the space had first been conceived back in 1841.
Located at the intersection of René-Lévesque Boulevard West and Phillips Square Street, Place du Frère-André is a small public square that will also be redeveloped using the same approach as for Phillips Square. It will be expanded on the west side. In keeping with the city’s master plan, the same guidelines regarding materiality and planning goals will also apply to Place du Frère-André, albeit on a smaller scale.
For more information, consult the Ville de Montréal’s press release.