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August 13 to November 30 2021
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160, chemin Tour-de-l'Isle
Île Sainte-Hélène
Montréal, QC Canada
H3C 4G8

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Architects’ vision for the Montreal of tomorrow

MTL+ presents the vision of award-winning architectural firms who projected themselves 50 years into the future and redesigned some of Montréal’s major infrastructure. The way in which we occupy the space around us and how we relate to the environment is at the heart of the architects’ vision. Together, they have conjured up an attractive, vibrant metropolis.

Why destroy to build the city of tomorrow? 

The construction of a 1-km stretch of urban highway represents 40,000 tonnes of contaminated soil, 50,000 tonnes of crushed concrete and thousands of steel rods. Although architecture disrupts the environment due to its very nature, it also allows us to better coexist with the natural environment. Innovation in design, planning, construction and project management for infrastructure is essential if we are to adapt to climate change. 

Between utopia and reality

Some MTL+ projects are utopian while others are more realistic. However, who can predict the future? The architects, not subject to any technical or monetary constraints, redesigned some of the infrastructure in the Montréal area with great sensitivity to the challenges of co-existence. These standard-bearers of social ideas let us dream of a better city in which to live.

MTL+ is an invitation to find inspiration in the past and the present in order to imagine the infrastructure of the future.

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