The jury appreciates the path suggested by the organization of the project and is sensitive to the quality and variety of the proposed spaces. It estimates that the visual links between the library spaces will enrich the visitor experience; the proposed reading rooms have been studied with an overall concern for the well-being of readers. It is sensitive to efforts to establish the monitoring of a bold environment, based on a convincing analysis of the local climactic conditions, but also on delicate technical implementation.
- Jury’s comments, architecture contest
The project was the recipient of Canadian Architecture’s AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2009, two 2011 Contech Trophies, the Toronto Design Exchange GOLD - COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE, and recently of a GRAND PRIX DU DESIGN 2011 in sustainable architecture.
Completed in consortium with Manon Asselin | Jodoin Lamarre Pratte | Architects in consortium
Dates: 2007 to 2010
Surface Area: 4000m2
Team: Marc Laurendeau, Nicolas Ranger, Gérard Lanthier, Guylaine Beaudoin, Maxime
Gagnon, Charles-André Gagnon
Role: Contest, plans and specifications, supervision
project date : 2007 to 2010
surface area : 4000m2
budget : 12 M$
team : Marc Laurendeau, Nicolas Ranger, Gérard Lanthier, Guylaine Beaudoin, Maxime Gagnon, Charles-André Gagnon