Description

McGill - Bord/Vert dur
Date anticipated : 2016

Designed in consortium with NIP Paysage, this project consists of reorganizing the exterior spaces of the Hosmer House at McGill University, in particular the reconstruction of a retaining wall. A sinuous, organic border separates the mineral surface of the parking lot and the planted surface of the yard. A pedestrian walkway follows the retaining wall, the two expressed by the same slate-coloured concrete. The south-west entrance of the building is restructured with a more efficient universally-accessible ramp. Benefitting from the new walkway created along the retaining wall, a public space accessed via this feature is improved with new urban seating and bikes racks, inviting to users of the buildings or passersby.