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Place Vauquelin | Lemay ©Adrien Williams

Place Vauquelin

PrizeWinner in Landscape Architecture / Public
Firm LocationMontréal, Canada
Project locationMontreal, Canada
CompanyLemay
Lead ArchitectMarie-Ève Parent
Design TeamJean-Philippe André, Sophie Lacoste, Carlos Santibanez, Benoit Gaudet, Isabelle Giasson
ClientCity of Montreal + Ministry of Culture and Communications, Province of Quebec

Lemay’s extensive historical research and award-winning master plan for Old Montreal’s Administrative District informed this sensitive restoration of the formerly crumbling and closed-in Place Vauquelin to its former glory. The historic public square now benefits from a spectacular fountain and modern, subtle ingenuity that engages visitors and makes the landmark universally accessible year-round. Its every aspect considered for maximum comfort and exceptional user experience, Place Vauquelin reclaims its role as the premier lookout for beholding Montreal’s urban and historic panoramas.