YUL / MTL : Moving Landscape, recipient of the CSLA 2016 Excellence Awards


The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has unveiled the names of the 2016 winners of its awards of excellence. The Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design and the UNESCO Chair (CUPUM) at the Université de Montréal are pleased to announce that a national award was given to Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec, Sylvain Paquette and Patrick Marmen for the book YUL/MTL: Moving Landscapes, recently published in French and English by Applied Research + Design Publishing. 

This publication reports the results of research conducted in close collaboration with participating members of the Autoroute 20 international gateway corridor for Montreal-Trudeau Airport (YUL) to the downtown core (MTL) projects. 

This unique research demonstrates the importance of creative engagement in collaborative local and regional planning processes. The book illustrates how the results of an international ideas competition and an urban design workshop have united stakeholders’ viewpoints and allow for the implementation of a strategic development vision. An outcome of the research, the design guidelines are now an essential tool for the redevelopment of a major highway entrance to the City of Montreal. 

This publication was supported by the ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports, the City of Montreal, as well by the sponsorship of the ministère de l’Économie, de l’innovation et des Exportations, the ministère du Tourisme, the ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport and Tourisme Montréal.