The Ville de Montréal is seeking the most innovative and creative ideas by launching a multidisciplinary design competition for a collection of playful urban furniture for esplanade Clark, in the Quartier des spectacles, downtown Montréal.
Creation of esplanade Clark constitutes the last phase of the Quartier des spectacles major project, the Place des Arts hub. Esplanade Clark, situated west of rue Clark, between Sainte-Catherine and De Montigny, will have a vocation complementary to those of the other public places in Quartier des spectacles; it is to be a more intimate space. This new public space will include an exterior refrigerated skating rink, which in the summer will become a grand urban terrace. The plaza will become a special place to host citizen and cultural activities as well as performances including, primarily, those of the major festivals and events of the summer period.