Decelles building – HEC Montréal

The Decelles building at HEC MONTREAL is emblematic of the Brutalist architecture of the 1970s.
The austerity of the massive concrete façades with minimal openings has earned it the nickname “The Bunker.” The two floors of classrooms slated for redevelopment were actually completely windowless. The redesign work restored HEC Montreal’s characteristic dynamism to the renovated spaces. Bay windows create a brighter ambiance and showcase the institution, while a remodelling of interiors completely transforms the space.


Electromechanical

Dessau

Photography

Stéphane Groleau, Alexi Hobbs

Contractor

Cogela

Structure

Dessau

Landscaping

KAPQC

Acoustic

Legault & Davidson

Lighting

LightEmotion

Country

Canada


City

Montréal


Client

HEC Montréal


Surface Area

8 900m2


Year

2012


Distinctions

2013
Honnor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse, The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and The American Institute of Architects' Committe on Architecture for Education
2012
Finalist - Architecture Category, 2012 Facteur D Award