Winner of the Canadian IDEAS Challenge in 1994
LOCATION: 925 René-Lévesque Blvd E., Montréal
CLIENT: Groupe Archi Plus Inc
AREA: 7,430 m2 | 80,000 ft2
Le Clos Saint-André is a residential building which is built around a courtyard and houses 84 condominium units. The ground floor is occupied by office and commercial spaces. Both the building’s height and variable volume maximize the amount of natural light in the courtyard.
Winner of the Canadian IDEAS Challenge in 1994, this research and development project was the result of a partnership between the developer, Gaz Métropolitain, Siricon of Concordia University, Société Logique, and Hydro-Québec.
The objectives of the project focused on the durability of the building envelope for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, environment and resources preservation, and accessibility for people with disabilities. This project was a forerunner to sustainable architecture and the LEED credit system when it was built.