Les Racines de l’Avenir

A work that emphasizes harmonious cohabitation and encourages dialogue between two founding districts.
375th anniversary legacy project at parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Inspired by the theme "Building Bridges", this legacy is divided into two distinct developments built in the Parks of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and Kent.

The architectural vision that led to the construction of the Places of the 375th is based on the idea that the citizen is the actor and observer of life in his neighborhood, no matter the time and place. Every year and for 25 years, a tree will be planted around each of the two places. Close to the plantations, a plaque on which will be engraved the current year will recall this notion of time past, present and future. The theme "The Roots of the Future" thus takes on its full meaning.

This project was developed in collaboration with students from the Université de Montréal and Concordia University. The elements of development that are found in each of the places echo while respecting the geographical particularities of the two districts. The concept is divided into two distinct sites in order to mark the imprint of the two village nuclei, which developed in a singular way but which grew and lived in a single community. These two places will allow for leisure activities and popular gatherings.

This project is receiving financial support from the Ville de Montréal and the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough.
Investment by the city: $1 million
  • 375th anniversary legacy project at parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • 375th anniversary legacy project at parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • 375th anniversary legacy project at parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Photos : Arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce