Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten
By : Sid Lee Architecture - Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes, architectes en consortium, en collaboration avec A5 Hospitality
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Accommodation, Restaurant & Bar / Food Court : Grand Winner
The revitalization of the PVM Esplanade is part of Projet Nouveau Centre, Ivanhoé Cambridge’s $1 billion investment in its downtown Montreal properties. The Company aims to position Place Ville Marie as a major urban gathering point, rivalling those of other great metropolises.
The Cathcart Restaurants and Biergarten is located beneath the Grand Hall Place Ville Marie - one of the largest glass structures in North America. The Esplanade’s four existing skylights gave way to this floating structure that connects the city to its underground counterpart. It now serves as a new gateway from the city streets to the gourmet fair and commercial gallery.
The new 35,000-square-foot space is a lively urban square at the heart of the city’s busiest routes. Le Cathcart’s interior is divided into three distinct environments, comprised of a food alley, an elevated wooden deck and garden, and a series of cafés. The entirety of the space offers seating for more than 1,000 people, with 15 kiosks of resto-bars, bistros, and cafés, including three restaurants with table service.
To replicate elements of the external environment, street material and refined versions of outdoor seating were included, creating a welcoming oasis where people can take a moment away from the hustle and bustle to indulge in a variety of particular environments, yet remain connected to the vibrancy of the beautiful city above.
Other : A5 Hospitality
General Contractor : Pomerleau
Engineering : NCK inc.
Engineering : Bouthillette Parizeau | BPA
Landscaper : BC2
Lighting : Lightemotion
Other : Next Step Design
Other : In Site Food