Design for entrance building to Mont-Royal station unveiled
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is unveiling images of the design for the new entrance building to Mont-Royal station, as it will also be expanded to house two elevators, making the transit system even more accessible.
Montréal, April 25, 2015 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is unveiling images of the design for the new entrance building to Mont-Royal station, as it will also be expanded to house two elevators, making the transit system even more accessible.
Its design focuses on light and transparency. It consists of a clear, bright building that offers a pleasant experience, while having a recognizable identity through its clean and simple shape. Inspiration for the design came from talks held as part of a collective discussion by Plateau-Mont-Royal borough to steer the design process for the future installations for place Gérald-Godin where Mont-Royal station is located.
« The borough would like the project to transform the station entrance building in a way that it blends into the layout and installations for the public space, by enhancing the light. The proposed concept meets those expectations to perfection, in addition to promoting universal access for a better transit experience, particularly for customers with limited mobility », stated Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors.
The project is expected to get underway in January 2018 and be completed by April 2020, while the cost of the work is estimated at over $20 M. The station will remain open during the entire construction period. The STM reminds that since Mont-Royal station opened in October 1966, some 5 million people use it annually.
The design was approved by the urban planning committee (CCU) in February and at its first reading in April at the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough council meeting. And because it calls for a zoning change, the project to expand the entrance building will be the subject of a public consultation by borough officials on April 26 at 6 p.m. at 201, av. Laurier Est, 5th floor.
Furthermore, as part of the expansion project, and in accordance with the Québec government’s 1% policy, the STM will launch a competition next June for the creation of a work of art to adorn the station. A jury of six people will determine the winner of the competition. A decision should be made by next fall.
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