The largest automated public transport project in North America, the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) project is also the largest integrated urban design project in the history of Montreal.
The transdisciplinary team drew on its remarkable creativity and deep understanding of practical, social and environmental issues, to propose this exceptional architectural project. Thoughtful and ambitious, the REM will offer residents and visitors efficient and sustainable mobility options across Greater Montreal. Spanning 67 km and 26 stations, the REM’s architectural and landscape concepts will transform the cityscape of Greater Montreal.
The team developed a Charter of Infrastructure Design and Urban Integration, which lays out the principles for integrating the stations and their immediate surroundings with each neighbourhood’s characteristics, while leaving room to create unifying design elements that will ensure a coherent signature throughout the network. The landscape along the network’s route will offer a sustainable and diverse ecosystem, connected by what will become a green and exemplary urban continuum.