MONTREAL ARCHITECTURE GUIDE

Grande Bibliothèque du Québec National Library

475 Boulevard De

Maisonneuve Est

Patkau Architects and Croft-Pelletier / Gilles Guite

2005

Library

Transit: Station Berri-UQAM

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

Photo by Patkau Architects

 

www.banq.qc.ca/accueil/index.html

 

Clad in U-shaped glass plates and copper, the national and universal collections are contained within wooden rooms made of yellow birch, the Quebec official tree.

Palais des Congrès de Montreal

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Tétreault, Parent, Languedoc et Associés, Saïa et Barbarese Architectes, Hal Ingberg Architecte

2003

Convention Centre

Transit: Place-d’Armes Métro station

Access: Free

 

http://congresmtl.com/en/

 

The Multicolored glass façade stretches the rue de Bleury casts shocking colored light into the Hall Bleury.

Pavillon des Sciences Biologiques

141, avenue du Président-Kennedy, UQAM's Campus

Aedifica  Tétreault Parent Languedoc & Saia Barbarese Topouzanov

2006

Post Secondary School

Transit:  Station Place-des-Arts

Access: Limited

 

www.uqam.ca/campus/pavillons/sb.htm

 

 

Théâtre de Quat'sous Montréal

100, av des Pins E, Montreal

Les architectes FABG

Theatre

Transit: des Pins / De Bullion bus

Access:  Limited

 

www.quatsous.com/1213/accueil/

 

For the reconstruction of this Theatre the architectural team was asked to salvage what they could from the original building; stone, wood, slate, brick, marble and even furniture was been incorporated.

Gas Station Conversion

201 rue Berlioz, Verdun

(Nun’s Island)

Mies van der Rohe

1966

Renovation:  Éric Gauthier

2012

Community Centre

Transit: de l'Ile-des-Soeurs / Berlioz  - Bus

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.archdaily.com/214540/conversion-of-mies-van-der-rohe-gas-station-les-architectes-fabg/

 

The original building completed in 1966 by Mies van der Rohe for Standard Oil, the former gas station has been converted to a multipurpose space for community programs.

Bota Bota

Old Port of Montreal  (corner of McGill and de la Commune West)

Sid Lee Architecture

2010

Spa

Transit:  Square Victoria metro station

Access: Hours of Operation

 

http://botabota.ca/en/

 

This spa is a re-purposed boat, comprised of saunas, indoor and outdoor baths, relaxation areas, terraces, a garden and views of the river and old port.

Théâtre la Licorne Montréal

4559 Papineau Ave

Les architectes FABG

Theatre

Transit: du Mont-Royal / Papineau - bus

Access: Limited

 

Photo by Architect

 

theatrelalicorne.com

 

The theatres were designed as neutral black-box spaces able to function independently and simultaneously, they are connected by a Hall the building is compact and efficient.

Cahier d’Exercices Montréal

369 St. Paul O

Saucier + Perrotte

2013

Retail

Transit: Station Square-Victoria & walk

Access: Hours of Operation

 

Photo by Saucier + Perrotte

 

www.cahierdexercices.com/

 

A material collection of stone and brick walls, cast iron columns, mirror, glass and metal create a dramatic effect which is intensified with the gradient of latex-like black to pure white space.

Canadian Centre for Architecture

1920, rue Baile

Transit:  Station Georges-Vanier

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

http://www.cca.qc.ca/en

 

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) is an international research centre and museum founded in 1979 by Phyllis Lambert, focusing architecture with the belief that architecture is a public concern.

Habitat 67' Housing

2600 av Pierre-Dupuy, Montreal Expo, by the Saint Laurent

Moshe  Safdie

1967

Residential

Transit: none

Access:  Limited

 

http://www.habitat67.com/

 

This experimental housing project consists of 354 prefabricated units forming 158 apartments, each unit had molded plastic washrooms, modular kitchen and a landscaped garden built on the unit below.

Spa Nordique Montréal

1001 Boulevard de la Forêt

Chevalier Morales architects

2009

Spa

Transit: None

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.stromspa.com/en/

 

Clad in gray brick and white wood the building tranquilly houses saunas, Turkish baths, massage and relaxation rooms all overlooking the Lac des Battures.

Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion

Waterloo Station

Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners

1993

Rail station

Transit:  Waterloo Station

Access:  Open

 

www.mbam.qc.ca/en/pavillon-jean-noel-desmarais

 

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is separted into three pavilions: Beaux Arts, the Liliane and David M. Stewart Pavilion, and the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion.  Recently joined by the New Canadian Pavilion.

 

Bibliothèque Raymond-Lévesque

7025 boulevard Cousineau

Jodoin Lamarre Pratte + Manon Asselin

2010

Library

Transit:  boul. Cousineau et boul.

        Jacques-Marcil - bus

Access: Hours of Operation

 

Photo By Jodoin Lamarre Pratte

 

www.longueuil.ca/

 

The building form is a response to the environment; rain collection, wood blades provide solar shading composed in accordance with the sun’s path.

New Canadian Pavilion (Bourgie Hall)

 

1380 Rue Sherbrooke Est

Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes

2011

Transit:  Sherbrooke / de la Montagne - bus

Access: Free

 

Photo by Provencher Roy

 

 

www.mbam.qc.ca/en/musique

 

A complex and remarkable restoration and conversion of the Victorian Erskine and American Church, deconsecrated in 2004 becoming the New Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art and Concert Hall.

The Stewart Museum Montréal

20 Tour-way de l'Isle, Montreal

Éric Gauthier, André Lavoie

2011

Museum

Transit: Station Jean-Drapeau station

Access: Hours of Operation

 

http://www.stewart-museum.org/en/

 

Originally built in 1824 as a warehouse for ammunition and artillery, this building was then converted to a museum in 1956 and in 2011 the major renovation overhauled the layout and renewed the link of exhibitors to the artifacts and history.

Montreal Biosphère

160 chem Tour-de-l'Isle,

Île Sainte-Hélène

Buckminster Fuller

1994

Museum

Transit: Station Jean-Drapeau

Access: Hours of Operation

 

www.ec.gc.ca/biosphere/

 

Built for the World Fair of 1967 it was enclosed with a structure of steel and acrylic cells,  76 m in diameter and 62 m high.  In 1976 the acrylic was burnt during a large fire, today only the steel structure remains.

Museum of Archaeology and History

350 Place Royale

LeMoyne Lapointe Magne

1992

Museum

Transit:  de la Commune/De Callière - bus

Access: Hours of Operation

 

http://pacmusee.qc.ca/en/home

 

A carefully executed historic renovation maintained the entire exterior and limited all the reconstruction to the interior.

Quartier Des Spectacles

2-22 Sainte-Catherine Est

Ædifica and Gilles HuotArchitectes

2012

Exhibition Space

Transit:  Station Saint-Laurent

Access:  Hours of Operation

 

www.quartierdesspectacles.com/en/

 

This double skin is striking and only surpassed by the confident angled building form.  This is the new flagship for the Quartier des Spectacles.

New Music Building -

McGill University

527 Sherbrooke St. W

Saucier + Perrotte Architects

Post-Secondary School

Transit:

Access: Limited

 

Photo by Saucier + Perrotte

 

www.mcgill.ca/study/2012-2013/faculties/music

 

Natural light floods the library, conference spaces and selective interior environments along Sherbrooke while the west façade playfully references the musical rolls of an antique piano through the use of punch windows.

Georges-Emile-Lapalme Cultural Center

175 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouestr

MSDL Architects

2011

Transit:  Station Place-des-Arts

Access: Free

 

 

http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal

 

A modern entry to the cultural complex and various performance space located within the underground network.

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