The Grand Prix d’excellence en architecture 2021 by the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) was awarded to Lemay and Atelier 21 for their restoration of the building envelope of the Grand Théâtre in Québec City.
A winner of an architectural competition held for the conversion of the Guy-Gagnon Arena into a cultural centre for the borough of Verdun, Montréal, Quai 5160 includes a 360-seat performance room, an art gallery, a mediation room, a circus school for the neighbourhood children, as well as the additional offices and spaces necessary to implement this mission.
Located in Place Ville Marie, the iconic cruciform-shaped Montréal skyscraper, the design concept for international law firm Gowling WLG’s office, implemented by the Imperatori Design and Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes team, embodied Gowling’s vision by completely thinking outside the ‘cross.’
Salem Architecture has completed the renovation of Maison Ave Courcelette, a historic residence in the heart of Montréal. The main intention of the project, located in the Outremont borough, was to improve the relationship of the interior spaces with the large exterior courtyard while highlighting elements dating from the original construction.
The Le Newman mixed-use residential project, Montréal, Qué., seeks to set the tone in transforming the urban fabric of the sector of LaSalle/Angrignon. The expansive community-focused project will include a variety of residential products, high-quality architecture, sustainable construction and site management, and integration of the project in its surroundings.
Construction has started on 1 Square Phillips, set to be the tallest residential tower in Montréal, Qué., when complete. The building will reach a height of 232.5 m (663 ft) (above sea level) and have 61 floors. The tower was designed by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects. New York firm Hill West Architects also collaborated on this project.
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.