Baril Elementary School

BBBL – Groupe Provencher_Roy

The Old Baril School, located in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough, was built in 1910 and had a heritage value of interest both for the history of Montreal architecture and for the neighbourhood community.

The original building was in a state of irreversible deterioration due to the presence of significant mould and the option of demolishing it became the only feasible option. The design of the new replacement building integrates the restoration, renovation and enhancement of the historical portal of the original school.


Architects

Birtz Bastien Beaudoin Laforest Architectes (Groupe Provencher_Roy)

Electromechanical

Dessau (Stantec)

Photography

Stéphane Brügger

Contractor

Pomerleau

Country

Canada


City

Montréal


Client

Commission scolaire de Montréal


Surface Area

4,500 m²


Year

2017


Cultural
heritage

The concept of the new school is largely inspired by the original building and tries, by its layout and its volumetry, to restore the significant presence of the institution in its context so as to respect the mission of the Baril School which largely exceeded its pedagogical role. Baril nouveau is in keeping with its era and with current issues.

Restauration and enhancement
of the historical portal

  • 4 Kindergartens
  • 13 Classrooms
  • 4 Special-needs classrooms
  • 3 Resource rooms
  • Computer Room
  • Daycare centre
  • Double gymnasium
  • Multifuctional Space
  • Library
  • Administrative offices