The Pie-IX BRT project office has begun installing artwork in two of the bus shelter wall panels in Laval along the 13 kilometre route of the bus rapid transit service.
A total of 70 pieces will be installed, first in the two Saint-Martin shelters this fall, then gradually on the Montréal and de la Concorde shelters in 2022.
Artist Jean-Sébastien Denis created the piece Kyrielle, selected through the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement des bâtiments et des sites gouvernementaux et publics (the 1% policy). It is the first piece created for the bus network.
About the artwork
“Presented in pairs, the pieces appear as geometric variations inspired by the diamond emblem of the Pie-IX BRT project. […] The forms evoke both the sinuous twisting of a road and the constant movement that characterizes the comings and goings of public transit.”
“As a symbolic reflection of the multiculturalism of public transit users, KYRIELLE seeks to honour the hybrid identities of Montréal and Laval and to revive a sense of pride, belonging and citizenship. The project is not only a vivid way to promote the new face of the Pie-IX BRT but also a chance to truly highlight the cultural diversity that drives both cities, while presenting a joyful, unifying vision of the street.”
More information about the artist: https://jeansebastiendenis.myportfolio.com/
For more information on the Pie-IX BRT project, visit pieixbrt.ca.
The Pie-IX BRT integrated project is a joint effort between the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM), the City of Montréal and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ). It is developed in close collaboration with their partners: the City of Laval, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the ARTM’s delegated manager, the Société de transport de Laval (STL), exo, the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) and the boroughs served by the project.