The new office building at 7260 Saint-Urbain in Montreal is distinguished by its exposed concrete structure and vast fenestration, evoking the aesthetics of the neighborhood’s characteristic industrial buildings.
The six-storey building includes basement parking for cars and bicycles. A converted penthouse offers a shared fitness room, a meeting room and a roof terrace with panoramic views of Mount Royal.
Conceived around a principle of overall coherence between urban planning and architecture, the project aims to fuse contemporary elements with a reminder of the area’s past, adopting an industrial look with large openings in the facades to maximize the intake of natural light.
The facade is designed with a contrasting language between the red brick of the upper floors and the fully glazed first floor. The last floor is designed in aluminum panels to enrich the overall volumetry, crowning the building with a more modern gesture to the overall design. The openings were also broken up with a set of colored slats to give rhythm to the pedestrian perspective.
The project was awarded LEED Silver certification, ensuring compliance with the Canada Green Building Council’s high environmental standards. This project aims to create a healthy, pleasant and environmentally friendly work environment by integrating judicious material choices, an abundance of natural light and a high level of comfort.
This project demonstrates how, by opting for LEED certification, Mondev and GKC are contributing to the creation of a modern, luminous and comfortable building that blends seamlessly into the urban fabric of Mile Ex.