Architecture    Commercial    Office   
World Trade Centre Montréal
This major development of a city block located in the historic quarter and international trade district of Montreal is a large-scale mixed-use, rehabilitation, restoration and new construction project.  It features prestigious offices, international organizations, conference rooms, exhibition halls, an information centre, a luxury hotel, a recreation centre, a business club, boutiques, restaurants and an eight-storey underground parking facility.

 

The World Trade Centre Montreal is located on the fringe of historic Old Montreal on an extensive 14,164 m2 city block. The large-scale complex, which is designed to accommodate a highly diversified clientele, incorporates a wide range of functions and services aimed at promoting trade at the regional, national and international levels.

Country

Canada

City

Montréal

Client

Société de promotion du Centre de commerce mondial de Montréal

Surface Area

100 000 m²

Year

1992

Partners

Groupe Arcop

Photographer

Alexandre Parent / Stéphane Groleau

The World Trade Centre Montreal is located on the fringe of historic Old Montreal on an extensive 14,164 m2 city block. The large-scale complex, which is designed to accommodate a highly diversified clientele, incorporates a wide range of functions and services aimed at promoting trade at the regional, national and international levels.

The complexity of the project lay in finding the functional fluidity required to combine the different structures into a coherent whole—contemporary yet respectful of the architectural and historical values evidenced in the surrounding heritage environment.

A study of the area was conducted, along with an analysis of the historical, cultural and structural value of the 17 buildings on the site, which were built between 1840 and 1960. Based on the recommendations in the study, some buildings were preserved, whereas in other cases, due to the advanced state of deterioration of the structures, only the façade or characteristic elements were preserved.

Distinctions

1992

Distinction in architecture, Commercial building category, Ordre des architectes du Québec

1992

Orange Award, Recycling category, Save Montréal

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