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NIPpaysage is the winner of the competition Development of Promenade Smith

Montreal, Canada

Bureau du design - Ville de Montréal


Montreal, Canada, 2012-04-26 - The Ville de Montréal today announced the name of the winner in the cross-Canada urban design competition for development of Promenade Smith, located in the Peel-Wellington portion of the Griffintown district. The chosen firm is NIPpaysage, for its proposal entitled “Granny Smith.” The project was chosen by the jury from among the four finalist proposals.”

“I’d like to congratulate the winning team of this urban design competition and underscore the outstanding quality of their project,” said Richard Deschamps, Ville de Montréal Executive Committee Vice-Chair responsible for Economic Development and Large Projects. “Thanks to their rich concept and innovative ideas, Promenade Smith will become one of the mainstays of Griffintown’s urban renewal, providing Montrealers with an inspiring, inviting public space that will be a beacon in the years to come, throughout the district and all over Montréal.”

For her part, Helen Fotopulos, the Executive Committee Member responsible for Culture, Heritage, Design and the Status of Women, said: “Montréal harnesses the talent of design professionals to envision projects that not only enhance quality of life for its citizens, but also ensure the sustainability of its neighbourhoods. I salute the winning firm for the exceptional quality of the project they presented. Their plan for the redevelopment meshes perfectly with our vision of sustainable development taking centre stage here in Montréal, UNESCO City of Design.”

And Véronique Fournier, City Councillor for the Saint-Henri–Petite-Bourgogne–Pointe Saint-Charles district and Chair of the Sud-Ouest borough’s Urban Planning Advisory Committee, added: “The winners have come up with a stimulating, creative solution, and we congratulate them for it. Their landscaping-focused approach wonderfully embodies the key principles of sustainability while demonstrating respect for the historical character of the site. Citizens will be able to enjoy a true gathering place, to be developed with a strong emphasis on greening. This living space will go a long way toward enhancing the structure of an area of Griffintown that sorely needs it.”

In redeveloping Rue Smith, the Ville de Montréal seeks to breathe new life into an area of great significance both from a built heritage and an urban planning standpoint, address the deficit of public spaces in a district in the midst of renewal, and encourage innovation in urban planning.

You are invited to view the four finalist projects in this
video produced by Parce que Films.

Source: Martine Painchaud, Press Attaché
Office of the Mayor and the Executive Committee
514 872-9998

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