The Ring at Place Ville Marie

An iconic installation

JCB was mandated by Ivanhoe Cambridge to install their new urban artwork called the Ring. This artistic installation, created by renowned CCxA (Claude Cormier + Associés inc.) was to be hung at the entrance of the recently revitalized Place Ville Marie Esplanade. Measuring 30 metres in diameter and weighing more than 23 tonnes, the installation presented an interesting challenge, with barely inches of clearance separating the ring from the two adjacent buildings. A true legacy for Montreal and one of the most significant projects in JCB's history

A project by:

Client: Ivanhoé Cambridge
Concept: CCxA (Claude Cormier et Associés)
Collaboration: Claude Bernard - Formaviva Inc. (advisor - fabrication and installation), Gilles Arpin - EP Éclairage Public (lighting designer), Franz Knoll - NCK (structural engineer), COHÉSIO Architecture (masonry and waterproofing), Stantec (engineering - electrical and mechanical), The Attain Group (integration - technology), MARMEN (machining, fabrication, assembly), BendTec (tube bending), Patrice Blain (electricity)

The concept

©CCxA (Claude Cormier et Associés)

The transformation