The STM announced which two Montreal architectural firms will be designing three of the new blue line metro stations.\nThese new metro stations will be more eco-friendly than ever.\nWe outline what passengers can expect from the new stations below.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe STM has announced the architectural firms that were awarded the contract to design three of the five stations on the new blue line extension: Bisson Fortin Architecture and ACDF Architecture.\nThe Blue Line's Anjou and Pie-IX stations will be designed by Bisson Fortin and ACDF will design Langelier. According to a press release, "the mandate consists mainly of the treatment of the courses and the fittings of public indoor and outdoor spaces, the volume and the treatment of the facades of the kiosks and all the surfaces as well as the shape of the roof and awnings. It also includes the design of the structural language and the volumetry of interior spaces."\nThe designs will fall in line with the tradition of creating unique architectural spaces in Montreal's metro stations. When the metro was first conceived, the plan was to have each station designed by a different artist.\nMontreal's metro stations are unique in that fact and are world-renowned because of it. As we can see, that plan was a smashing success!\nThe STM just awarded the contracts, so there are not yet any renderings of the new stations. But the STM did accompany its press release with a drawing that spokesperson Philippe Déry calls a "visual representation of the functional layout of a typical Montreal metro station," though it's unclear if the new Blue Line stations will resemble this design in any way:\nSTM\nMTL Blog reached out to Bisson Fortin and ACDF for more information and any other design concepts they might be willing to share. We will update this article if we get a response.\nBy investing in the Montréal Metro’s Blue line extension, the Government of Canada is making a real difference in the lives of families, while creating good jobs and making Montréal a greener city. pic.twitter.com/Te22U1lNy0— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) July 4, 2019\nThe STM says that "the urban integration of the project and the architectural concept of the stations" are among the primary concerns of this project.\nIn line with the city of Montreal's ecological priorities, the stations will be constructed with consideration of the ENVISION program. The certification focuses on creating an infrastructure that accounts for "natural light, easy maintenance of the materials, energy saving, reuse of the water, capacity of adaptation to the weather conditions (floods, ice, etc.) and climate change."\nREAD ALSO: An STM Bus Driver Gave Out Candy On Halloween & Became An Overnight Icon (Photos)\nThe Blue Line extension was officially approved in 2018 and received federal funding this summer.\nPrime Minister Justin Trudeau promised a $1.3 billion federal investment to build the extension.\nBig news in Montreal today! The Blue line extension means shorter commutes for Montrealers. #BuildingCanada https://t.co/WQLupSaGml— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 4, 2019\nThe investment will cover a third of the total expected cost of the project. If there are any cost overages, Ottawa will not pay for them.\nAlong with the blue line, the STM will include two bus terminals, a pedestrian tunnel, and a 1,200 spot parking lot.\n[Station Jean-Talon] 🚇🚧✅ La 1ère phase des travaux de remplacement de la membrane d’étanchéité est terminée! La rue Jean-Talon est donc rouverte à la circulation et un passage piétonnier protégé est aménagé afin de vous permettre de circuler. ⏩https://t.co/xGMOhID5hT pic.twitter.com/1tYF8IVoRn— Ligne Bleue (@stm_Bleue) September 16, 2019\nTranslation: The first phase of the work to replace the waterproofing membrane is complete! Jean-Talon Street is reopened to traffic and a protected pedestrian crossing is arranged to allow you to circulate.\nView this post on Instagram MR-63 #citoyenurbain #montreal #mr63 #subway #metro #lignebleu #5 A post shared by Citoyen Urbain (@citoyenurbain) on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:07am PST\nFor now, we'll wait and see how the rest of the project turns out!\nAre you excited for the Blue Line extension?