Havre

Havre

© Linda Covit

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Date: 2014
Materials: Painted aluminum, LED projectors, programming equipment
Measurements: 13 m x 15,75 m diameter / 42’8” x 51’8” diameter; Lamp posts - 51 cm x 122 x 122 cm / 6’5” x 4’ x 4’

McGill University Health Center - Glen site (MUHC), Montreal (Canada) 2014. CODAawards 2015: Merit Winner.

The MUHC (McGill University Health Centre) is one of the world&&39;s foremost academic health centres. The new hospital opened in April 2015 at the Glen site, a redevelopment project that created leading-edge facilities in three sites.

Havre was the largest of eleven public art commissions spread throughout the new MUHC hospital complex and the largest commission of the Quebec government's Integration of art to architecture 1% ; policy realized at that date. Sited on the entranceway grounds the objectives included being highly visible to road traffic and to commuters in the nearby trains, drawing people into the landscaped site with its many public gardens, and becoming an iconic symbol for the hospital. While scaled to the immensity of the site Havre also retains a more intimate experience. Conveyed as a "sculptural embrace" it welcomes patients, visitors, staff and passers-by into the artwork through three "doors", offering a personal experience.

During evening hours three sequences each thirty minutes long bathe the artwork in subtle shades of blue / blue-green, colours that evoke both air (sky) and water, elements essential to life.


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