J.-Armand-Bombardier Pavilion

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL AND ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTRÉAL

The J. Armand-Bombardier Pavilion, a new platform to promote cooperation and interaction among various disciplines, is a joint project of two higher education institutions. Its mission is to create a world-class scientific and technological research centre. The new centre is designed to provide an exceptionally high-quality and large-scale work environment, positioning it among the elite facilities of the international scientific community, while serving as a pre-incubator for companies as well.

Country

Canada

City

Montréal

Client

Université de Montréal
école Polytechnique de Montréal

Surface Area

18 600 m²

Year

2004

Partners

Desnoyers Mercure et Associés architectes / Mènkes Shooner Dagenais architectes

Electromechanics

Pageau Morel et Associés; Teknika HBA

Structure

Pasquin St-Jean & Associés

Landscaping

William Asselin Ackaoui et associés inc.

Credits

Marc Cramer

Photographer

Marc Cramer, Michel Brunelle

75% of the pavilion’s gross floor area of 18,600 m² is dedicated to research activities in the following fields: Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology; Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies; Aeronautics and Aerospace; Soft materials and Polymers; Biomedicine. 20% of the remaining area is occupied
by researchers’ offices and 5% by general space. The five-storey building accommodates 700 professors, researchers, graduate students, as well as support staff.

The main features of the building include:

  • Eight two-storey indoor gardens
  • meeting, discussion and rest areas
  • A five-storey, three-meter-wide atrium, which brings natural light
    into the centre of the Pavilion
Distinctions

2005

Finalist - Award of Excellence, Institutional category, Ordre des architectes du Québec

2002

Award of Excellence for outstanding architectural design, Canadian Architect Magazine

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