Havre by Linda Covit

Havre
Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer

Monumental at 13 m high and 16 m in diameter, this curving structure brings the immensity of the site to human scale. Rectangular tubes overlap and weave rhythmically, positioned to create three openings.

Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer

The structure evokes the image of two clasped hands and a sense of support. The interlaced “fingers” suggest the members of the hospital staff; they join together as do the medical teams dedicated to the health of each of their patients.

Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer

In daytime, the natural light creates shadow patterns across the artwork, ever-changing through the hours, days and seasons.

Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer

At night, shades of blue and blue-green bathe the work in colours evocative of sky and water, elements essential to life.

Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer

This contemporary artistic approach constitutes a welcoming attitude towards the community, inviting patients, visitors and staff members to come in to the artwork, and to the hospital complex. Source by Centre Universitaire De Santè McGill.

Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer

Location: Glen Site Main Plaza, McGill University Health Centre – Glen Site (MUHC), Montreal, Canada
Artist: Linda Covit
Fabrication: Michel Bernier
Structural engineering: Nicolet, Chartrand, Knoll Ltée
Technical drawings and renderings: Plan HB
Installation: Formaviva
Lighting: Blue Hour Design
Materials: Painted aluminium, LED lighting.
Dimensions: 13 x 15.78 m
Client: Commissioned by the MUHC
Year: 2015
Photographs: Marc Cramer, Linda Covit

Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer
Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer
Havre
Photo © Marc Cramer
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