PHI Contemporary

Client : PHI
Completion Date : 2020


Through the acquisition of a new site near the Marché Bonsecours, PHI (to which the PHI Centre and the PHI Foundation are attached) wishes to create a new hub dedicated to artistic and cultural creation named PHI Contemporary. In partnership with L’Enclume, Momentum was commissioned to conduct a study on the local impact and potential of the site in order to inform the City of Montreal as well as international architects wishing to bid on its design.
The analysis was based on the current travel patterns of visitors and PHI Centre staff and on the PHI Centre’s delivery, waste collection, and parking, cycling and vehicle equipment needs. The preliminary recommendations presented are based on best practices in mobility from here and elsewhere. An in-depth analysis of the future site’s mobility needs, including its integration into Ville-Marie’s highway and pedestrian network, future ridership patterns and the necessary infrastructure, made it possible to determine the potential of the Bonsecours site to promote sustainable transportation. The study also showed what cultural impact the future PHI Contemporary could have on the east end of Old Montreal, and the neighboring cultural attractions.

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The in-depth study of the future site and the Old Montreal district will allow the creation of a cultural project integrated into its environment while focusing on efficient operations and the use of public space mainly dedicated to visitors.

Environmental Sustainability

Momentum detailed design and operational recommendations to encourage sustainable mobility options to access the future PHI Contemporary site.

Collaborative Working

The team participated in several design workshops led by l’Enclume to discuss the potential of the site, as well as the opportunities to be a new cultural hub for Montreal.