The Tower and the 1976 Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, a symbol of the city of Montreal in Québec, Canada, can now be explored with the fingertips. They have been reproduced as a tactile model for people with visual disabilities, thanks to a collaboration between the Olympic Park, Kéroul and Tactile Studio.
Client : Kéroul – Parc Olympique
Partner : Wam
This first project of its kind in Canada makes this architectural gem accessible to people with visual impairments, although an extremely large audience can also benefit from it. The model will become an attractive experience for all visitors wishing to understand the architecture of the Olympic Stadium.
The installation is composed of three elements all tactile: the global view in low-relief, a plan view and a model. The global view locates the different elements on the Olympic site, the plan view demonstrates the spectacular composition of the Stadium, and the model allows to understand its elliptical shape, to touch its roof and discover the inclination of its tower.
The tactile model of the highest inclined tower in the world is an innovative project that both enhances the accessibility of the site to people with disabilities, while enhancing the unique architecture of the Olympic site. This is a good example of a successful partnership to facilitate access for all to culture.