Locally available and extremely durable materials such as galvanized steel profiles manufactured in Quebec, whose performance were studied in a life-cycle cost analysis, were favoured. The lightness and reflective properties of the metal cladding underline the movement generated by the curves of the envelope, creating an energetic and festive atmosphere.
Our firm contributed to the development of the entire project in consortium with Atelier TAG, who acted as lead designer. Precedents and site studies were carried out as a team in order to propose a footprint adapted to the site. Our firm was responsible for developing the basic principles of the building's two main functions, namely the multifunctional room and the library. Our team was also responsible for the execution, the search for materials, the cost estimate, the integration of mobile furniture, the application of existing codes and standards, and the construction site supervision. The integration of the acoustician's recommendations was an important part of the work, particularly in the public hall and in the multifunctional room, in order to generate pleasant and functional spaces of high architectural quality.