The QIM’s urban redevelopment project for Montreal’s international business district consisted in carrying out a large-scale program to restructure and revitalize an area located between Montreal’s new and former business districts, where today there is a high concentration of international activity unparalleled in Canada. The challenge of this project was to develop a distinctive theme for the QIM, based on the district’s heritage, yet with a contemporary, prestigious, signature style. The scope of work included the consolidation and restructuring of spaces and public thoroughfares, modernization of infrastructures, design and shaping of the landscape structure, lighting plan, street furniture and signage.
The project, which was developed in two phases between 1998 and 2004, has won a dozen awards and commendations for excellence for making significant improvements to Montreal’s living and working environment.
Société du Quartier international de Montréal
Provencher_Roy / Daoust Lestage Inc / Michel Dallaire Design industriel inc.
Certificate of Excellence, Architecture category, Urban landscape architecture and industrial design, Mission Design
Biennale de Quito, Honourable Mention, Urban Design International Awards
Award of Excellence, Urban Design category, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Award of Excellence, Urban Design category, Ordre des architectes du Québec
Award of Excellence, Children Choice category, Ordre des architectes du Québec
Orange Prize, Urban Planning category, Save Montreal
Orange Prize, Transport category, Save Montreal
Gold Award, Urban Design category, National Post Design Exchange Awards
Gold Award - Landscape Architecture category, National Post Design Exchange Awards
Grand Award of Excellence, Urban Infrastructures category, Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec
Award of Excellence, Institute of Urban Development of Quebec
Canada Design Award, Urban Planning category, Design Institute of Montreal
Thomas Baillargé Award, Ordre des architectes du Québec
Canada Award, Urban Planning category, Design Institute of Montreal
Metropole Award, Landscape Architecture category, Design Institute of Montreal
Enterprise Award, Design Institute of Montreal