Outremont Campus Model - Side view

Outremont Campus – University of Montreal




Date of completion : 2012-2013
Time for completion : 16-20 weeks
Scale 1 :500
Dimensions : 48″ x 96″x 6″
Materials : Linden Wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch Plywood | Plants | LED Lighting



The Outremont Campus project construction site is former railway yard. It is located on the north side of Outremont neighborhood in Montreal. Provencher Roy commissioned this model in order to present the development of the project during consultations. The model was designed between 2012 and 2013 and its execution lasted between 16 to 20 weeks. Its overall dimension are around 48 x 96 inches for an approximate height of 6 inches.

The model, all elements of which are fixed, is at a scale of 1:500. This scale makes if possible to represent all the phases of development planned by the University of Montreal in a coherent whole in addition to situating it in the city. However 1:500th scale does not allow much detail on buildings whose volume only was reproduced. First of all, the strategy was to build the base of the model out of Russian birch plywood with the project’s insertion context, ie part of Outremont and Parc-Extension neighborhoods. Then, the buildings surrounding the project are represented with linden wood in a simplified way to emphasize the project itself while offering a realistic contextualization in the city.

Conversely, the new buildings were made of sanded acrylic blocks surmounted by linden wood roofs. For those to be illuminated, we have incorporated strips of LED bulbs into openings made through the base. Whan the new buildings are lighten up from under this gives them an appearance that contrasts with the rest of the model. Finally, the entire new development is bustling with vegetation  that help provide insight into the character of the institutional development and large-scale landscaping efforts in the area. The model was delivered with a transparent acrylic protective box and installed on a rolling table 36 inch high made with plywood.

To see the project currently under construction: http://campusmil.umontreal.ca/le-projet/