Three buildings in southern British Columbia offer insights into how industrial construction might evolve to offer greater environmental performance as well as speed and flexibility when employing mass timber products and systems.
The Voltigeurs de Québec Armoury has reopened a decade after a fire caused extensive damage to the building. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) engaged a consortium comprising Architecture49, DFS Architecture and Design, and St-Gelais Montminy + Associés / Architectes (STGM) to design and execute the reconstruction work.
Earlier this month, the Snøhetta- and Dialog-designed new Central Public Library (CPL) in Calgary opened its doors to the public. As Calgary’s largest public investment since the 1988 Olympics, the new building provides spaces for social interaction, learning, and introspection.
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.
CSC’s Hamilton-Niagara Chapter has organized an evening of networking and interactive presentations highlighting design and construction practices using engineered wood products and mass timber systems. It will be held on October 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Shawn & Ed Brewing Co.
The clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal, located in Québec, is a green oasis in the St. Lawrence River facing downtown Montréal. Designed by Architecture49, the wood-framed building includes sheltered driving-range tees, a bar in the centre of a spacious lounge, a full restaurant kitchen, state-of-the-art golf simulators, a pro shop, offices, and mechanical spaces.