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.
Four teams have been shortlisted for the 2020 Venice Biennale in architecture. The Canadian Council for the Arts is also doubling its previous investment to enhance the international profile of Canada’s representation. It is making a contribution of $500,000 toward the 2020 exhibition and acting as commissioner.
In the Mile End neighbourhood of Montréal, a storefront space and basement was transformed by Thomas Balaban Architect’s (TBA) into a 345-m2 (3714-sf) mixed-use building. The structure is now home to the Pierrefonds Animal Hospital (HVdP), a Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) emergency clinic, and four residential units in and on top of a small, abandoned photo studio.
Three Canadian mayors, alongside 16 mayors from around the world, representing 130 million urban citizens, have committed to significantly cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their cities by ensuring new buildings operate at net-zero carbon by 2030.
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal in Montréal has revealed the winner of a multidisciplinary architectural competition launched last December. The concept behind the winning project incorporates physical, historical, and spiritual elements into the reconfiguration design for the inside of the Basilica’s dome and the museum spaces.
The recognizable inclined tower at Montréal’s Olympic stadium, vacant since 1987, has undergone a makeover to better suit new tenants. Designed by architect Roger Taillibert, the original Montréal Tower employed prefab concrete panels pierced with vertical strips of windows to provide the lighting suitable for its initial use of hosting sports associations.
The Palais des congrès de Montréal, a convention centre, has had its environmental certification, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Canada’s Building Environmental Standards (BEST), renewed until 2020. This signifies the centre’s environmental performance and the fulfilment of its commitments have been recognized and certified by one of the country’s largest environmental assessment and certification programs.