Projects Quartier international de Montréal

Maps of the project


Prizes and distinctions

  • Honorable mention - International Urban Design Contest2008 Quito Biennale
  • Brownie Award 2008 - Best overall project Canadian Urban Institute
  • Prix pour le meilleur projet d'aménagement - Place des designers québécois 2008 IFA's 9th Global Conference on Ageing
  • Grand prix d'excellence en transport 2008 - Prix Transport collectif AQTR
  • Urban Leadership Award 2008 - Urban Renewal Canadian Urban Institute


Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Located between the new entrance of the Palais des congrès and that of the CDP Capital Centre, Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle is a new public space built on a former parking lot and a covered section of the Ville-Marie Expressway.

The square is an ideal setting for the sculpture-fountain by Riopelle called La Joute (The Joust). In keeping with the artist's vision, the central sculpture, a prodigious and important work, is set in a fountain encircled by a ring of fire (see below for the fountain’s “performance” schedule).

The square also features 88 trees in an urban forest comprising 11 species from Maple to Hickory (indigenous to the Montréal region). These mature trees are randomly positioned just like computer circuits. Mist blowers and lights underground are activated, as "La Joute" is activated at nightfall.

The square has become a popular spot to eat lunch and a point of interest for visitors who come to see the sculpture's 30-minute spectacle. The dramatic effect of water, mist and lighting brings Riopelle's vision to life.

La Joute by Riopelle

Schedule of the fountain’s “performance”:
(Mid-May to Mid-October):

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.
  • 9:30 p.m. to 10:05 p.m.
  • 10:30 p.m. to 11:05 p.m.

Landowner Info

Quartier international de Montréal Adjacent Landowner Association (ARQIM)

If you are a landowner whose property is adjacent to one of our projects, please enter below the 7-digit renovated cadastral lot number corresponding to your property, which can be found on your last municipal tax bill (e.g.: 1 340 687).
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