Blanchette Architectes recently designed Minéral, the latest bar project from entrepreneurs and restaurateurs Mathieu Ménard and Steve Grenier. A wine bar by day and a nightclub after dark, the festive space creates a discreet atmosphere in the heart of Montréal’s Gay Village.
Investment in building construction plunged 45.9 per cent to $8.4 billion in April compared with the previous month, according to Statistics Canada. Previously, the largest national decline on record for the current series (which dates back to 2010) was a 3.9 per cent decrease in August 2017.
The City of Montréal is conducting a multidisciplinary architecture competition to develop the Peter-McGill Centre. The goal is to create a vibrant and revitalizing flagship project for the city’s Ville-Marie neighbourhood. The project consists primarily of transforming the interior of a base building with a footprint of approximately 5310 m2 (57,156 sf) into a vibrant centre with a fluid, intuitive layout that combines the functions of a library, cultural centre, and social and community spaces.
Montréal-based firm ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski architects has unveiled the Mitchell Family House, an innovative residence for young students in Sherbrooke, Qué., which reinvents a century-old campus.
Designed by Lemay, the Beloeil Aquatics Centre in Beloeil, Qué., offers a strong architectural response to its unique environment that is defined by the dramatic cliffs of Mount Saint-Hilaire, the Richelieu River, and picturesque agricultural lands.