National Urban Design Awards — 2016 Recipient

Quartier des spectacles
Award Category: 
National Urban Design Awards
Urban Fragments

Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles

Created in 2003, the Quartier des spectacles Partnership is a not-for-profit organization. Its board is composed of representatives from the cultural, institutional, educational and business sectors, the City of Montreal as well as local residents. The Quartier des spectacles allows the key stakeholders on its territory to combine their efforts and act in concert. It is supported by the City of Montreal as well as diverse partners. The mission of the Quartier des spectacles Partnership is to contribute, in collaboration with public authorities and area stakeholders, to the development and promotion of the cultural value of the Quartier.

Jury Comment(s): 

"The Quartier des Spectacles Initiative provides Montreal’s design community with an opportunity to create a winter experience. The initiative allows the creative energies of designers to flourish in the service of the public realm and in drawing the public out into the city. While this body did not officially enter the urban design competition, its programming for this annual competition has been so critical in facilitating the award-winning designs that they merit acknowledgement as important agents of successful urban design."