The ADHOC architects’ Le Jardinier (“the Gardener”), a multiresidential project in Montréal, has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. The project also won the 2018 Inova Award by the Urban development institute of Québec (IDU) in the multiresidential projects of $50 million and less category.
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.