Ædifica will have people talking in Dubai and Doha in the Middle East
On November 15 and 18, Michel Languedoc, the firm's Vice-President – Major Projects, will head to the Middle East—more specifically to Doha, Qatar and Dubai, United Arab Emirates—to give a conference as part of the Designing Inspiring and Sustainable Wood-based Buildings and Interiors event. Organized jointly by the Quebec Wood Export Bureau, the Consulate General of Canada to United Arab Emirates in Dubai and the Embassy of Canada to the State of Qatar, the event will bring together architects, construction consultants, designers and several other construction industry representatives.
Mr. Languedoc will present various projects featuring Canadian wood products. The conference will include a case study on the Maison symphonique de Montréal concert hall and the Planetarium, and will focus on the use of hard wood in interior architecture.
Maison symphonique - Did you know?
▪ 90% of the wood products from this project were derived from beech trees, and 10% (for the stage floor) from red maple trees.
▪ All the wood used for the project came from FSC-certified forests (Forest Stewardship Council) located north of Gatineau.
▪ Despite the project's impressive surface area, only 190 beech trees were used, compared to 79 red maples.