Skatepark under Van Horne Viaduc _Montreal
Ville de Montréal, arrondissement Le-Plateau-Mont-Royal
- Tetra Tech Qi
- TOPO Architecture de paysage
- Charles Deschamps
- Association Skatepark Montréal
- Les Consultants S.M. Inc.
Environmental and sustainable benefits
- Sustainable stormwater management
- Increased biomass
- Heat island mitigation
- Sustainable materials
- Social responsibility
- Health and well-being
The Plateau-Mont-Royal borough gave the Rousseau Lefebvre Group the mandate to participate in the design and construction of a skatepark in a former industrial district, near a railway line. This skateboard park, one of the largest in Quebec, will be the first of its kind in the Mile End. It is a central element in the transformation of the Mile-End rail line, a sector in great flux.
The skatepark project was developed in partnership with the Montreal Skateboard Association as a means to achieve the highest standards in terms of design and construction to satisfy the skateboarder community.
The park also targets a wider clientele. Custom urban furniture, a stage with an amphitheatre as well as large planted areas were added to give a versatile and lively place for the young people of the central boroughs. The objective is to increase site use, here even neighborhood festivals and temporary events can be held.