LA GÉODE

USAGE 5 housing units, residential: multi-family
STATUS Built, 2017
LOCATION Montréal, Plateau Mont-Royal, Qc, Canada

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

– Design Awards of 2021 / Residential building / Rental or condominium building (<5 floors) / Platinum winner.
– OAQ Award of Excellence 2017 / Multi-family buildings and developments category / Finalist project
– LEED V4 certification

Inspired by the geode, a hollow mineral mass whose interior is lined with crystals, this construction evokes a mineral/vegetal cohabitation that can be found in nature. A historical reflection is also put forward by proposing a contemporary reinterpretation of the artisanal character and sobriety of the workers’ buildings of the time.
A diversity of typologies is featured, offering one-, two- and three-bedroom units, ensuring a mix within the building, but at the same time retaining families in the city, where housing is at stake.

ADHOC TEAM

Jean-François St-Onge / Architect, Creative Director
François Martineau / Architect, Technical Manager
Manon Paquet / Architectural Designer

Collaborators

Jean-Philippe Grenier/ urban planning and integration strategies consultant
Knightsbridge / developer + builder – www.devkb.ca
Turquoise design / landscape architect – www.turquoisedesign.ca
L2C experts / structural engineer – www.l2cexperts.com
Desjardins expert advisors / mechanical engineer – www.genieconseil.com
Tuile 3R / metal cladding – www.genieconseil.com

PHOTOS

© Adrien Williams / Photographer

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