Montréal-based audiovisual company, Attraction, moved into its new 4924 m2 (53,000 sf) collaborative workspace. Previously divided by two different floors, they left their closed offices behind to join together in a shared single floor space.
Located on the Mount Royal Heritage Site, McGill University in downtown Montréal transformed its Leacock building to meet a new vision focusing on sustainable mobility, increased biodiversity, and innovation. In 2010, the campus was converted to become completely pedestrianized.
Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal district in Montréal, the Monument project explores an architectural orientation that allows the design of bright, open residential spaces in a structure formerly dedicated to manufacturing and warehousing, while ensuring the conservation of the urban heritage.
When converting an old warehouse in Toronto into a music rehearsal and multimedia production facility, the lack of walls created multiple design challenges. A fully floating recording studio was created to achieve the required level of acoustical performance in the space.
The redevelopment project of the Canada Post building in Vancouver by QuadReal Property Group is touted as one of the most ambitious heritage redevelopments in the country’s history, preserving the building’s architectural features through adaptive reuse.
Le Stade de Soccer de Montréal, completed in April 2015, is a new sustainable design icon for the city. However, the area was not always so appealing. Before being adapted into a sports facility, the land was used as a limestone quarry, and then as a dumping site. Throughout these transitions, the natural typography of the site was dramatically altered.
Inspired by innovation, tradition, and evolution, adaptive reuse is a sustainable solution for intensification that provides creative and commercial building opportunities. Canada’s building stock has undiscovered potential. By reusing buildings that might otherwise be sent to the landfill, the urban fabric is enhanced, history is preserved, and neighbourhoods are infused with new life.