Architecture    Office   
Cité Multimédia – Phase IV

DUKE-WELLINGTON CITY BLOCK

Located west of Old Montreal in the faubourg des Récollets, this office building is part of an effort to revitalize the former industrial district and transform it into a high-tech sector called the Cité du multimédia. Standing at the southern entrance to the city, the Cité du multimédia constitutes a landmark and symbol for this dynamic new industry. The building asserts its presence with decidedly contemporary volumetrics and character

Country

Canada

City

montréal

Client

Cité du multimédia de Montréal (CDMM)

Surface Area

35 350 m2

Year

2002

Partners

Cardinal Hardy et Associés architectes

Photographer

Michel Brunelle

Its striking style stands out against the urban landscape, reflecting the nature of the multimedia industry and the district’s new vocation.

The project, which was carried out on a limited budget, elegantly juxtaposes inexpensive materials in a dynamic interplay of form, texture and colour. The project incorporates the former Darling Foundry.

The existing and new structures revolve around a central public space consisting of a spectacular entrance hall adjoining an urban garden. Both spaces are used to hold special events, shows and exhibitions.

Distinctions

2003

Distinction in architecture, Design Institute of Montreal

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