Many montrealers were disappointed when the city announced that the thousands of rainbow balls of the village would not come back this year. We can’t deny that the thousands of rainbow balls (originally pink), inaugurated in 2011 by Claude Cormier had become a symbol of the Village between Saint-Hubert and Papineau, and even a Montreal landmark.
Credit: Image taken from documents of the City of Montreal
To find the next “big thing”, the city had opened an international design contest and the winner has finally been chosen. “La Tête dans les Nuages”, literally translated to Head in the clouds, will be floating above our heads starting this spring! The project will be created by two architecture firms: le Collectif Escargo (from Québec) along with WXY Studio (from New York City).
Although we don’t have a lot of information about this new and exciting project yet, we do know it will consist of floating shapes (water drops, clouds) that will give us the impression of walking under a colorful cloudy sky!The project should see the day by April 2020!
We’re very excited to see what the Village will look like with our heads in the clouds. Stay tuned for more information to come.