Collection of playful furniture for esplanade Clark

Collection of playful furniture for esplanade Clark

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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.

Purpose of the competition

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.

The Ville de Montréal seeks to equip the space with playful, movable furniture adapted to a variety of types of users, including families. It is hoped that this furniture collection will help make the space lively, convivial and warm, and extend the length of time users stay in the space, during all seasons of the year. This playful furniture is designed to provide experiences for the inner child, no matter the age.

The furniture elements to be designed and developed :

  • The carousel reinvented (amazement, contemplation, play);
  • The reinvented fountain or fountains (become refreshed, playful);
  • A series of complementary, playful furniture elements, acting as connection between the two above-mentioned major elements of the collection (for sitting, resting, creating, strolling, expressing and amusing oneself, etc.).

All furniture elements must be easy to move and transport in order to allow rearrangement of the spaces as a function of the seasons and festival events.

The proposed budget for the manufacture and installation of all furniture elements of the collection is six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) before taxes.

Submission location and deadline


Submissions : October 11,2019 before noon, hour of Montréal

Read the complete contest guidelines and how to apply under the documents and registration section.

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The jury is the same for both stages. It is composed of the following people: