Construisons Monumental !
Information on the activity
September 10, 2018 to September 16, 2018
An incredible replica of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
A participatory artwork, in cardboard, by Olivier Grossetête
SEPTEMBER 10 TO 14, 2018
Marseille, Moscow, Philadelphia – now it’s Montreal’s turn to welcome engineering artist Olivier Grossetête, who has envisioned the biggest cardboard structure ever seen in Quebec: a monumental temporary reproduction of one of our architectural icons, the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
Get ready for an unprecedented human and artistic experience. Let’s build BIG!
Imagine a structure made of cardboard boxes: 45 feet tall and 90 feet long, built without cranes or machines, only the amazing power of builders of all ages working together.
For the 15th anniversary of the Escales improbables de Montréal, join in a unique collective adventure!
Illustration: Philippe Duguay-Blais
FREE – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
_SEPTEMBER 10 TO 14, 2018 - PLACE DES ARTS _
These workshops will combine architectural concepts with original artistic ideas. Assemble, cut and position boxes as you build different components of the final work, a Jacques Cartier Bridge made of cardboard boxes.
Original, creative, free workshops – fun for everyone.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for workshops
CONSTRUCTION AND DECONSTRUCTION of the bridge
OPEN TO ALL
SEPTEMBER 15 AND 16, 2018 – PLACE DES FESTIVALS
On construction day, the climax of this exceptional event, you’re invited to contribute your energy to raising the huge bridge in the Place des Festivals. Then, with the giddiness of the last moments of a carnival, and to make sure people share vivid memories of their shared adventure, the structure will be demolished by the crowd.
To keep the activity environmentally responsible, the 1500 boxes and 24 km of tape required for building the bridge will all be recycled.