Working directly with the forms for the concrete walls, the architect embellished the platforms with two bas-reliefs featuring asymmetrical, zigzagging lines. Jean Dumontier was the first métro architect to create his own artworks for the stations he designed.
Did you know?
Later on, as director of architecture for the métro, Dumontier encouraged the integration of works of art into every station.
About the artist
Born in Rigaud, architect Jean Dumontier (1935-2018) designed the plans for station Île-Sainte-Hélène and station Longueuil (today Jean-Drapeau and Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke). He later served as director of architecture for the Bureau de transport métropolitain (BTM) for the extensions of the métro during the 1970s and 80s.