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Science Complex - UQAM

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA

The major architectural project within the Pierre Dansereau Science Complex at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) consists essentially of four buildings that were built or restored despite multiple urban planning and budgetary constraints. The Biological Sciences Pavilion is certified LEED silver and comprises all of the classrooms and research facilities. The “Science Core,” a centre for the dissemination and popularization of scientific information, consists of completely renovated heritage buildings, i.e. the former boiler house, its chimney and the forge. The institutional pavilion houses the Montréal offices of Téluq. The student residence houses 500 people and offers units with various layouts. UQAM thus becomes a dominant player in the dissemination of scientific knowledge and contributes to Québecers’ scientific culture.

LOCATION : Montréal, Québec, Canada
TYPE OF INTERVENTION : 3 new constructions (biology science pavilion,
student housing and TELUQ University pavilion) + restoration of 3 industrial-type buildings into the "Science Core"
SIZE : 648 633 ft²
DELIVERY METHOD : construction-managment, fast-track methodwith over 100 construction work packages
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN : LEED Silver for the Biology science pavilion
JOINT VENTURE : Aedifica (TPL), Saia Barbarese Topouzanov
COMPLETION : 2005

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