The Jean-Coutu Pavilion (in the Faculty of Pharmacy) and the Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion (Immunology and Cancer Research Institute - IRIC) complete the quadrangular science compound at the northern portion of the Université de Montréal campus. They follow the architectural language of the main pavilion and of the Polytechnic School, with a succession of windows and yellow brick surfaces. The buildings are linked by green spaces, which respect the territory's master plan. They make for vast and impressive spaces in height and give access to views of the urban landscape below. The Faculty of Pharmacy is highlighted by a 750 square metre agora composed of a multi-level atrium. The floor area is occupied by an animal storage unit that can host up to 10 000 cages for small animals, as well as rooms, hallways, an auditorium, research and teaching laboratories and head offices. The IRIC contains general laboratories for microbiology, computer-generated graphics, imaging, microscopy, flow cytometry, history, and genomics-proteomics. The pavilion's concept assures abundant natural lighting for research assistants, students and postdoctoral interns, thanks to slots in the roofs which bring light through the narrow atriums, which are open on four levels.
Completed in consortium with Jodoin Lamarre Pratte and Associates| NFOE | Birtz Bastien | Lemay | architects in consortium
project date : 2001 to 2005
surface area : 14 000m2
budget : 35 M$
team : Michel Broz, Éric Laprise, Stéphanie Desautels, Nicolas Ranger, Martine Gévry