Le TAZ _Montreal
2013 - 2014
City of Montreal, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough
Environmental and sustainable benefits
- Protection of natural habitats
- Sustainable stormwater management
- Creating ecosystems and green corridors
- Increased biodiversity
- Increased biomass
- Heat island mitigation
- Sustainable materials
- Social responsibility
- Health and well-being
- Lower infrastructure costs
- Lower maintenance costs
- Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)
In the spring of 2013, the City of Montreal mandated us to design a unique playground area of the front yard of the TAZ (skateboard and BMX center), located within the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex.
In order to satisfy the specific clientele of the center, we designed custom play equipment using coloured concrete pipes and construction materials assembled on-site. These elements are both functional, esthetic and concord with the festive ambiance existing on sitee.
A welcoming area including resting zones, a drop-off area and urban furniture completes the front yard design. With its higher sense of safety, this area offers a comfortable, open and accessible area for families.