Inaugurated in 2017 on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the Guido Ninchéri Park is part of the vast project to requalify the surroundings of the Botanical Garden. Acting as a symbolic gateway to the Space for Life (Botanical Garden, the Insectarium, the Biodôme and the Planetarium). The park thus takes up the formal codes of life, with the main framework being a tree bark, split along its entire length.
A subtle atmosphere gives rhythm to the night landscape. The lighting signature is integrated to preserve the softness and poetry of the design. The light emphasizes rounded elements, sections of the bark movement to accompany the user in his crossing of the square and encourage him to raise his head to admire the amazing sculptures, works of the artist Jean-Robert Drouillard, offered by the city of Quebec to mark the 375th anniversary of Montreal.
A strategy of enhancement is thought by the creation of a custom-made urban furniture integrating an adjustable lighting so that the user perceives and appreciates the different plant species and their particular textures. The thin vertical line of light integrated into the pedestals offers a subtle signage guiding the passer-by’s gaze towards the sculptures they present.
Ville de Montréal
Design | Production | Realization
SIGNATURE | Urban, Landscape
Stéphane Najman and UDO photographers