Winning Montréal project a beacon for sustainable design

July 9, 2019

Montréal’s winning green project seeks to transform a service yard into a sustainable community. Image courtesy C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group[1]
Montréal’s winning green project seeks to transform a service yard into a sustainable community.
Image courtesy C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

The Demain Montréal project wins the Reinventing Cities competition by C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group[2]. The competition asks local innovators to transform underutilized urban spaces in their communities into carbon neutral and resilient urban projects.

Designed by Gensler[3] Architecture and ACDF Architecture[4], Demain Montréal seeks to transform a 9000-m2 (96,875-sf) municipal works service yard into a sustainable and resilient community.

The proposal is for a wood highrise with 250 mixed-income housing units and co-working spaces. The complex will be 20 storeys high, with a six-storey section, reports the Montreal Gazette[5].

At the core of the project, Le Souk will be a place dedicated to circular economy. It will include a fablab, zero-waste grocery store and restaurants, and educational services promoting ecological behaviour. The project will also offer an urban forest, an orchard, and an aeroponic farm for local food production.

Key components and solutions include:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Opener-4.jpg
  2. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group: https://www.c40.org/https:/www.c40.org/
  3. Gensler: https://www.gensler.com/
  4. ACDF Architecture: http://acdf.ca/en/
  5. Montreal Gazette: https://montrealgazette.com/

Source URL: https://www.constructioncanada.net/winning-montreal-project-a-beacon-for-sustainable-design/