The art of the table to re-appropriates public space

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项目位于蒙特利尔Sainte-Catherine镇西区的Clark大道街角,由ADHOC Architectes事务所与平面设计师Maude Lescarbeau和Camille Blais合作完成,项目将展出至今年10月。由于新冠疫情的影响,当地人们进行了长达数周的居家隔离。在此情况下,设计团队构想出该彩色装置,目的是以安全的方式吸引市民重回街头。项目旨在兼顾当下卫生条件,保证社交距离,同时为路人提供散步与休息的城市社交空间。

The team of ADHOC Architectes presents the project Your Place at the Table! in Montreal until october 2020 on Sainte-Catherine West, corner Clark. The project was designed with the collaboration of graphic designers Maude Lescarbeau and Camille Blais. The colorful installation was conceived to safely accommodate and attract citizens currently re-appropriating the downtown of Montreal after several weeks of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The layout is designed to offer passers-by a space to promenade or to sit and relax while respecting current sanitation and social distancing normes.

▼项目概览,overall of the project © Raphaël Thibodeau


Re-appropriating downtown Montreal with the help of design

“餐桌之上”是“城市公共露台”( TULIP – Terrasses Urbaines Libres au Public)系列作品中的一项。“城市公共露台”系列由蒙特利尔市中心的三处公共空间设计作品组成,这三处作品均由知名建筑公司与设计师完成。该系列作品旨在运用艺术装置,重新激活蒙特利尔娱乐区(Quartier des Spectacles )的交通,在保证社交距离的前提下,吸引人们重回街头。

Your Place at the Table! is one of 3 TULIPs – les Terrasses Urbaines Libres au Public – and three public spaces that have been designed in downtown Montreal thanks to the dedication of architectural firms and reputed designers. The initial mandate from the Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles was to produce an artistic installation that would attract and stimulate traffic in the Quartier des Spectacles while maintaining social distancing measures.

▼项目旨在重新激活蒙特利尔娱乐区,the project aims to reactivate the Montreal Quartier des Spectacles © Raphaël Thibodeau


The TULIPs are public amenities that work in synergy with the supply of local commerces and cultural and touristic attractions. They allow people to profit from the pleasant summer and fall weather to rediscover their city. Until october 2020, the public is invited to explore these new urban amenities that are animated by a cultural program as well as a multitude of spontaneous initiatives.

▼人们以TULIPs为契机,重新探索城市,发现城市之美,the project allow people to rediscover their city © Raphaël Thibodeau


Revisiting a park known for its ecological qualities by adding a social component

“餐桌之上”项目位于魁北克水电公园。该公园于2008年至2012年由Claude Cormier et Associés事务所设计建造,并以其超高的生态品质荣获多个奖项。 ADHOC Architectes事务所为3260平方米的场地增加了社交元素,将该公园改造为全新的城市景观。装置的主体是一条长100米(300英尺)的“城市公共餐桌”。流线形的餐桌略高于地面,穿过整个公园的中心,并巧妙地避开了现有的休闲设施与树木,与场地融为一体。茂密的树冠下,餐桌起伏有序,形成出一系列连续的且极具戏剧性的场景,为游客营造出丰富多彩的活动氛围。

The team from ADHOC architectes was given the mandate to revisit the Hydro-Quebec park designed by Claude Cormier et Associés (2008-2012), which received multiple prizes for its ecological qualities. ADHOC architectes added a social component to the site of 3260m2 by transforming it into a new urban terrasse. A 100 meter (300 feet) long “urban table” was precisely implanted between the existing furniture and trees that perforate the elevated, angular metal grille in the center of the site. The table undulates under the canopy of the trees, leaving visitors to discover a succession of staged place settings and varied atmospheres.

▼轴测图 – “餐桌之上”项目位于魁北克水电公园 ,axonometric drawing – the project located in the Hydro-Quebec park  © ADHOC Architectes


An enhanced, friendly and safe experience


The project was conceived to allow Montrealers to re-appropriate this public space while respecting the sanitary regulations defined by public health officials. A large structure and graphic arrow placed at the entrance of the park signals the beginning of the project.

▼餐桌始于公园入口带有箭头标志的大型结构装置,a large structure and graphic arrow placed at the entrance of the park signals the beginning of the project © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼由场地内看入口装置,viewing the entrance structure from the inside of the park © Raphaël Thibodeau


Vibrant, custom graphic signage and enchanting lighting brighten up this usually quite shady environment, creating a welcome atmosphere during the day and night. The colour yellow is thus celebrated in this tone on tone installation. This festive, joyous and luminous colour palette attracts stares from passers-by and introduces a marked contrast with the monochromatic shades of the existing park. A truly colorful and vivacious oasis in the heart of downtown Montreal, the installation invites curiosity and discovery.

▼装置由一条长100米的黄色餐桌构成,the installation consists of a yellow dining table 100 meters long © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼餐桌并巧妙地避开了现有的休闲设施与树木,table cleverly avoids the existing leisure facilities and trees © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼定制装饰与灯光为略显阴暗的公园增点了光彩,custom decoration and lighting add luster to the slightly gloomy park © Raphaël Thibodeau


The public is then invited to discover the full length of the table and the place settings that punctuate it with eclectic collections of recycled objects. These iconic, gastronomic objects were judiciously placed to subtly foster intuitive social distancing. The redesigned space proposes 80 seats and encourages the direct support of 22 local restaurants reopening in the cafeteria of Le Central.

▼各式各样回收材料制成的餐具摆件点缀在餐桌上,the table punctuated with eclectic collections of recycled objects © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼这些标志性的餐具摆件保证了安全的社交距离, objects were judiciously placed to subtly foster intuitive social distancing © Raphaël Thibodeau

综上所述,“餐桌之上”为人们开创了一种全新的社交方式,在疫情当下,人们能够安全地在同一张餐桌上共享美好时光。设计师结合当地餐饮产业与蒙特利尔娱乐区(Quartier des Spectacles )的独特吸引力,创造出这张装置餐桌,为游人带来新奇的艺术体验。不管是白天还是夜晚,独自前来,或携亲朋好友,“餐桌之上”都为人们提供了片刻休闲与餐饮聚会的理想场地。

In conclusion, the project thus proposes for us to imagine a new way of sharing a moment collectively and safely at the same table. Come experience the art of the table, an attraction marrying local culinary offerings with the unique attractions of the Quartier des Spectacles. Your Place at the Table: a moment of reprieve, to eat and drink, night or day, sitting, standing, between friends or alone, as a couple or a family. Welcome!

▼餐桌起伏有序,营造出丰富多彩的活动氛围,The table undulates under the canopy of the trees creates a variety of activity space © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼流线形的餐桌作为娱乐设施,the streamlined table serves as an entertainment facility © Raphaël Thibodeau


About the downtown relaunch initiative

蒙特利尔的经济与文化相关部门正在联手帮助重新启动这座城市的市中心。在市政府的授权下,该项目由蒙特利尔娱乐区(Quartier des Spectacles )领衔组织,并得到了蒙特利尔大区商会、市旅游局、魁北克政府以及加鼎集团(Desjardins)的大力支持。众多商家与艺术家从中获益,重启的商业与艺术活动使市中心重新充满活力,特别是阿特沃特 (Atwater)大道,希尔布鲁克(Sherbrooke)和帕皮诺大街(Papineau Avenue)以及圣劳伦斯河 ( St. Lawrence River)河岸地区。

Montréal’s economic and cultural stakeholders are joining forces to help relaunch the city’s downtown core. With a mandate from the City of Montréal, the project is spearheaded by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, supported by the Government of Québec and Desjardins. The economic and cultural relaunch supports merchants and artists, and will bring life back to the downtown core, specifically the area delimited by Atwater, Sherbrooke and Papineau streets and the St. Lawrence River.

▼灯具与装饰细部,detail of the decoration and the light © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼餐桌与座椅细部,detail of the table and chairs © Raphaël Thibodeau

▼餐具摆件细部,detail of the objects © Raphaël Thibodeau


An evolving and progressive project, the multifaceted downtown animation initiative includes special pedestrian zones, redesigned public spaces, special performances and an enhanced cultural offering. The initiatives are an invitation to everyone in the Greater Montréal area to be part of the city’s recovery by having a safe experience within public health guidelines.

▼夜景,night view of the project © Raphaël Thibodeau

Project Name : TULIP – Your Place at the Table !
Location : Hydro-Québec Parc, Montréal
Client : Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles (PQDS)
Architectes : ADHOC Architectes

Collaborators :
Maude Lescarbeau & Camille Blais, graphic designers
Le Madrier (Meven Valy + Timothée Combes)
Umake printing (Marco Facciola)
Year of Construction : July 2020
Photographer : Raphaël Thibodeau

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