Les Phares – Dan-Hanganu Park

Les Phares - parc Dan-Hanganu

Les Phares – Projet Lauréat

Public presentation of the winning concept of the Multidisciplinary Landscape Architecture Competition Dan-Hanganu Park (formerly Parc Elgar) in L'Île-des-Sœurs. The winning team composed of Projet Paysage + Blanchette Architectes + Génipur, present their proposal "Les Phares". 

“The winning concept proposed a park entrance akin to a reception area along with a zone that pays tribute to architect Dan Hanganu. This open space or agora has many different uses and can serve as a dynamic meeting, sharing, or performing space. It provides opportunities for outdoor educational or cultural activities.

The arrangement helps to clarify the park’s functions. The main park thoroughfares extend from here, and the programmed spaces orbit around it: play spaces and tennis and basketball courts.

The jury appreciated how several aspects of the existing park were reused, such as the reinstallation of play modules and boulders, along with the landscaping approach that encourages natural water infiltration.”

- Excerpts from jury report

The winning proposal employs sustainability, creativity, and innovation to foster an ecological and social transition and is thus perfectly in keeping with the Montréal 2030 Agenda for Quality and Exemplarity in Design and Architecture.

More details about the competition here.