This is a proposed vision for the Black Rock Memorial park, led by the Montreal Irish Memorial Park Foundation. The memorial park is centered around the Irish Commemorative Stone, a monument commemorating the deaths of 6,000 Irish immigrants to Canada during the famine. Presently, most of the remains are believed to be buried beneath the site, which sits between Griffintown and Victoria Bridge. A long museum and community center flows around the stone, bridging two major public realms through an industrial dead zone. The long structure becomes the mediator of the park, the museum, and the city beyond. This design is inspired by the Grainan of Aileach, an ancient Irish hill-fort, now used for the welcoming of the solstices.
Montreal Black Rock Memorial
Montreal, Canada Status: Proposed McGill University Studio Project Collaborators: Zoey Cai Publications: CBC News, Bloomsday Montreal, Montreal Irish Monument