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USAGE Ephemeral festive installation, urban design, furniture
STATUS Ephemeral construction, completed, 2020
LOCATION Parc Hydro-Québec – Quartier des Spectacles, Montréal, QC, Canada
45°30’32.7″N 73°33’51.4″W


– Design Grand Prize of 2021, Winner Event Design and Ephemeral Installation (2021)
– Design Grand Prize of 2021, Winner Interior Design Special Awards / COVID-19 (2021)
– Design Grand Prize of 2021, Winner Interior Design Special Awards/Color (2021)
– Design Grand Prize of 2021, Winner Urban Design / Municipal Development Project (2021)
– Design Grand Prize of 2021, Winner Temporary Installation (2021)
– The Architecture Community, World Design Awards, Prizewinner Pop Ups & Temporary Structure Built (2021)
– Rethinking the future awards 2021, Prizewinner Pop-Ups and temporary (Built) (2021)
– Nominee for the Building of the Year Awards, ArchDaily “small scale & installations” (2021)
– The Architecture Community, Architect of the Year Awards 2020, Prizewinner – Temporary Structure Built (2020)

A large urban table of 100 metres (300 feet) long, undulates under the forest canopy of honey locust trees, revealing a succession of different settings and moods. The staging of a hundred or so recycled objects that animate and inhabit it. These iconic objects, associated with the world of gastronomy, have been judiciously placed to offer intuitive physical distance, in all subtlety. A striking graphic signature and subdued lighting make the usually shady space inviting by day and night, with the color yellow taking pride of place in this tone-on-tone installation.


Jean-François St-Onge / Architect, Creative Director
François Martineau / Architect, Technical Manager
Marie-Andrée Groleau / Architect, Project Manager
Francis Alphonso / Architectural Designer
Olivia Pavlenyi / Architectural Designer
Jennifer A. Dyke / Architectural Designer


Maude Lescarbeau & Camille Blais / graphic designers
Le Madrier (MevenValy + Timothée Combes) / cabinetmakers
Umake imprimerie (Marco Facciola)/ print


© Raphaël Thibodeau / Photographer


© Vincent Wilson

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