Legendre Transportation Centre

Owner of vast lands located north of the Plateau Youville, the Société de Transport de Montréal decided to build the new facilities required for the maintenance of its vehicles and the introduction of articulated buses. This infrastructure project includes the expansion of the Transportation Centre and the construction of a new Body Maintenance Centre equipped with advanced technologies.

Country

Canada

City

Montréal

Client

Société de transport de Montréal

Surface Area

27 000 m2

Year

2009

Contractor

Groupe Pomerleau inc.

Electromechanics

Bouthillette Parizeau & associés inc.

Structure

Pasquin St-Jean & Associés

This centre, which is designed as a model for environmentally friendly projects, incorporates concepts of sustainable development both in the choice of materials and in the systems selection. These include: a 90% recycled steel structure, a 500 msolar wall, a green roof and green walls, condensing boilers which are 10% more energy efficient than standard boilers, less energy-consuming lighting systems, paints that do not emit volatile organic compounds and a park that incorporates rainwater retention ponds.

The project combines the rationality of a machine and body shop and an architectural expression conscious of environmental issues. Furthermore, the Legendre Transportation Centre and Body Maintenance Centrereceived the Merit Award of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) in the Sustainable Development category.

Distinctions

2010

Award of Merit, Sustainable category, National Steel Design Award, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

2009

Award of Excellence, Green building category, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

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