USAGE 67 student residences, residential
STATUS In design
LOCATION Griffintown, Montréal, Qc, Canada
45°29’38.1″ N – 73°33’39.7″ W

Ideally located near downtown Montreal and the “École de Technologie Supérieure”, the Young project aims to give a second life to the “Maison Benoît Labre”, which is one of the few remaining witnesses to the Griffintown district’s industrialization period.

Sober and modest, the new form, which will allow the addition of 67 housing units in an area in high demand, enhances the existing building. The contemporary aspect of the intervention is transposed in the choice of materials, where the mix of textures introduces dialogue. The integration of balconies on the side facades will accommodate varieties of falling plants acting as a plant filter, contributing to the general well-being of occupants and the greening of the site.

Born of the desire to preserve the emblematic heritage of this typical suburb house, the project is part of a restoration and soft densification approach that relies on a strong dialogue with the historic building to which a harmonious contemporary touch is brought.


Jean-François St-Onge / Architect, Creative Director
François Martineau / Architect, Technical Manager
Marie-Andrée Groleau / Architect, Project Manager
André Heeremans /Architectural Technologist, Technical Manager

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