Chance Encounters Under the Open Sky
The Esplanade PVM’s glass pavilion is a living space where the underground city’s energy meets the bustle of Montreal streets. With its 2020 programming, the esplanade will set the stage to promote well-being and countless, spontaneous encounters by organizing initiatives that will encourage people to exchange, recharge and experience.
“Our primary goal is for this civic space to be a catalyst for downtown social activity. Given the importance of this iconic space, we sought additional exposure to urban activity, making it more accessible and usable. Our major architectural interventions are in line with this desire for great openness.”
Architect and Senior Partner, Sid Lee Architecture
Friendly Gathering Spaces
The social islands that will live on Esplanade PVM are designed to provide more than just a place to sit. There are several elements designed to encourage exchanges with others, while allowing you to stay connected to the world. They include:
charging stations for laptops and mobile devices
ambient lighting in the evening
There is nothing better than fresh air when having a meeting, chatting with friends or just taking a moment to recharge.
“The Esplanade revitalization has been thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly imagined. This work will greatly enhance Place Ville Marie’s contribution to the civic life of Montreal, fulfilling the promise of our original vision and thereby making me enormously happy.”
Head Architect of Place Ville Marie
Amenities Designed for You
Access for limited mobility
Access ramps, indoor parking and entrances through the lobbys of the buildings facilitate access to Esplanade PVM
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