PLAGE DE L'HORLOGE

Client: SVA Initiative

Montreal, QC. Canada

2014

 

 

FLOATING POOLS PROPOSAL IN OLD PORT

The development proposal of the Clock Tower Pier in the Old Port of Montreal was in response to a citizen demand for access to the water. In continuity with the existing project, the intervention proposes the addition of floating platforms that integrate pools and swimming corridors.

 

Even though the site is surrounded by water, there is a noticeable lack of connection with it. The expansion of the pier allows for the integration of thematic water pools accessible to the public.

 

The arrangement of platforms reinforces the connection with the water by allowing the public to approach the water level of the river. In addition, along the length of the pier, two versatile and adjustable swimming corridors offer swimmers the opportunity to swim laps from 30 to 200m long, adding a sporting element to the site.

 

The objective of this project is to offer visitors and residents alike a place of leisure and recreation, integrating aquatic activities in the heart of the city while enhancing an existing development that is already wildly popular with its patrons.