The Maison de l’aérospatiale du Grand Montréal (MAGM) project emerged from a consultation process involving various stakeholders in the aerospace industry, followed by a scoping study (2009-2010) and a feasibility study (2010-2011). The aim of MAGM is to provide Greater Montreal with a showcase to publicize achievements in the field of aerospace.
Développement économique Longueuil (DEL)
3 600 m2
2011 / Study
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
The proposed architectural design will give the MAGM and the École nationale d’aréotechnique (ÉNA) greater visibility within the Longueuil agglomeration. It involves development of an exhibition and activity area that will entirely transform the facade of the building and open a new contemporary, innovative main entrance, reflecting the character of the industry, which represents the cutting edge of technology.
The MAGM architectural design includes:
The intimate relation between the institution and its environment is expressed by large glass walls on the front and side facades as well as a hangar door typical of aerospace facilities. In addition, two continuous skylights at the ends of the roof provide natural lighting for the exhibition area and the new library, in addition to creating a visual link with the sky, a medium of exploration and air transportation.
The project will make it possible to showcase existing assets, such as the many aircraft that are in the hangars at the rear of the building, to which visitors have access, as well as the new Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA) technical support centre. This new integrated package will enrich visitors’ experience and renew students’ and the ÉNA community’s sense of belonging and pride.