Susannah Drake’s dlandstudio among winners of YUL-MTL: Moving Landscape International Ideas Competition

Susannah Drake (MLA, MARCH) and her firm dlandstudio are one out of the three winners of the YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes International Ideas Competition on the autoroute 20 gateway corridor linking the Montreal-Trudeau Airport to downtown.
The international ideas competition aimed to develop strategic visions for the development of the 17 km corridor mainly composed of transport infrastructures, residential and industrial areas, and brownfields in dire need of revitalization. The ideas gathered during the competition are geared toward the development of a joint program of actions that will focus on the quality of landscapes and living environments of the gateway corridor territory.
Three winners were announced:

  • Brown and Storey Architects (Toronto, Canada), for their development of a strategy based on the densification of neighbourhoods;
  • dlandstudio (New York, USA), for their contextualisation of Montreal’s transport infrastructure problems into the North American context and for the proposed concepts to reduce the effects of barriers between neighbourhoods;
  • Gilles Hanicot (Montreal, Canada), for their proposal based on the uses of renewable energy structures to build new landmarks in the corridor and for the development of the mixed-use urban development program.

View the YUL- MTL: Moving Landscapes International Ideas Competition website for more information on the competition and details of the winning proposals.