Bellechasse housing cooperativeMontréal, Québec, Canada
The transformation of Bellechasse hospital into social and cooperative housing, along with the construction of a new residential building has given individuals, couples and families 91 new apartments to call home. This mix of tenants contributes to the richness of the project and the spirit of the community. In fact, a public consultation was held to create the perfect neighborhood. The project was developed around sustainable design and reduced environmental impacts: grey water heat recovery, solar panels and low-flow plumbing. Roofing was engineered into a sky garden to help regulate the temperature during the summer. It’s one of the first projects in Canada on its way to receiving a Leed-for-Homes certification.
LOCATION : Montréal (Rosemont), québec, Canada
TYPE OF INTERVENTION : Conversion of existing building and new construction
SIZE : 91 units
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN : Green strategies and LEED for Homes certification to be expected
COMPLETION : 2009