For a low-tech Instagram-like effect on old Hull, there’s no better view than from inside Papa, the work of architectural art along Boulevard des Allumettières en route to cottage country. An appreciation for public art in the time of technology BY FATEEMA SAYANI
BEYOND THE FRAME
An angled glass wall directs pedestrians and cyclists into the public space from the boulevard, while a long, zigzagging bench helps demarcate the space and encourages people to stop and stay awhile. At its peak, the wall measures 14.4 metres and decreases to a height of 2.4 metres, mimicking the height of a nearby condominium tower at one side and the mid-century housing at the other side. The structure serves as a gateway into Parc du Sentier-de-l’Île.