Place des Festivals
Daoust Lestage, Inc.
Interactive fountain, illuminated at night; The central public space for the Quartier des Spectacles (and the first phase of its development) is the Place des Festivals, a new urban square located on the "Balmoral Lot" on Jeanne Mance Street, facing Place des Arts (a cultural complex for performing arts), which has become a focal point for free outdoor events. Features of the square include a water fountain with 235 in-ground jets (the largest programmable fountain in Canada), four light towers (superstructures), two glass-encased restaurants (the Vitrines Habitées) , a grassy slope and granite walkways with bench seating. The creation of Place des Festivals involved the redesign of rue Jeanne-Mance between boulevard De Maisonneuve and rue Sainte-Catherine, notably in the reduction of its width. There is an underground technical room to control the fountains and lighting. Staircases were built in Bethel white granite for access to rue Mayor and rue Sainte-Catherine (and performance seating) and 150 trees planted. The fountains run May to October. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/8/2014)
Type of Workplaza; fountain
architecture, contemporary (1960 to present), music, recreation and games, festivals, City planning, Performing arts, Street lighting, entertainment district, esplanade, Twenty-first century
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