Palais des CongrèsMONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA
Double the building’s square footage, mend the tears in the urban fabric by reconciling the various adjacent neighbourhoods and position Montréal as the dominant convention destination in North America: these were the challenges posed by the expansion and renovation of the Montréal Convention Centre. The execution of this bold and complex project in construction design mode necessitated covering the expressway and restoring three historic buildings. Built according to an extremely tight schedule while allowing the Centre to continue operating, the Convention Centre constitutes the pillar of the new international quarter, an icon that typifies Montréal and its openness to the world.
LOCATION : Montréal, Québec, Canada
TYPE OF INTERVENTION : major expansion, renovation of existing buiding, restoration of heritage buildings
SIZE : 1 350 182 ft²
DELIVERY METHOD : turn-key project, design-build, fast-track method with over 100 construction work packages
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN: application of energy savings principlesIN JOINT VENTURE : Ædifica, Tétreault Parent Languedoc, Saia Barbarese Topouzanov
COMPLETION : 2002