Dominion Bridge Model - Central plaza aerial view

Dominion Bridge Community Development – VillaNova



Date of completion : 2015-2016
Time for completion : 16 à 20 weeks
Scale 1 :500
Dimensions : 60″ x 120″ x 4″
Materials : Linden Wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants | Liquid Resin | LED Lighting


This model represents a 52-acre community development in the Dominion Bridge area of Lachine, Montreal. Development Lachine-East commissioned this model to provide a sales tool at the main office of the new development VillaNova. The model was designed between 2015 and 2016 and its execution took approximately 16 to 20 weeks. It’s overall dimension are approximately 60 x 120 inches for a height of 4 inches.

The model is at a scale of 1:500. This large scale makes it possible to represent all the planned development phases in a coherent way. It also allows to locate it within the city. First, the strategy was to build the base of the model with the context of insertion of the project which included the surrounding neighborhoods and a part of the Lachine Canal. Then, the buildings surrounding the project were represented in linden wood in a simplified way to emphasize the project itself while offering a realistic integration in the city.

Conversely, the new buildings were made of sanded acrylic blocks surmounted by linden wood roofs. This made it possible to illuminate them with strips of LED bulbs through openings made in the Russian birch plywood base. In addition, their illumination gives them an appearance that contrasts with the rest of the model.

The entire new development is bustling with the addition of vegetation that helps to give clients insight into the character of real estate development as well as extensive landscaping in the area. Finally, the Lachine Canal and Lac Saint-Louis were painted and highlighted with the use of liquid resin to give depth and some reflections similar to water as well as distinguish them from other surfaces (see:

Jenkins Neighborhood Model - Facade details

Jenkins Neighborhood – Model for VillaNova




Date of completion : 2015-2016
Time for completion: 16 à 20 weeks

Scale 1 :200
Dimensions : 48″ x 72″ x 6″
Materials : Styrene | Linden Wood | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants


The Jenkins neighborhood presents the first implementation phase of a vast community development in the Lachine sector of Montreal. Development Lachine-East commissioned this model in order to use it as an exhibit and sale tool at the new VillaNova development sales office. The model was designed between 2015 and 2016 and its execution lasted approximately 16 to 20 weeks. Its overall dimensions are roughly 48 x 72 inches for a height of approximately 6 inches.

The model is at a scale of 1:200, which allows to enter a precise level of detail while presenting the entire development. We built the individual buildings by carefully depicting the facade details as well as the outdoor spaces adjacent to the houses. We represented the desired atmosphere inside the neighborhood in addition to the relationship of the buildings to the street and the surrounding context. The base was made of Russian birch plywood finished with a linden wood plating to define the city blocks. In addition, these are underlined by the landscaping.  Moreover, to emphasize the project itself, the buildings surrounding the project are represented in a simplified way. Their volume offers a realistic context of insertion in the city and positions the project in all projected developments.

The two main materials chosen for this model are white styrene type plastic for its materialistic qualities as well as linden wood for its malleability. The assembly of these materials, at times dyed, has allowed to create different textures of facades while maintaining an esthetic harmony despite the different townhouses, duplex and condominiums included. Furthermore,  the whole model is animated by the addition of plants, cars and characters that help give a real insight to the customers of the character of the planned real estate development (see: