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.


Electromechanical

Pageau Morel et Associés; Teknika HBA

Photography

Marc Cramer, Michel Brunelle

Structure

Pasquin St-Jean & Associés

Credits

Marc Cramer

Landscaping

William Asselin Ackaoui et associés inc.

Partners

Desnoyers Mercure et Associés architectes / Mènkes Shooner Dagenais architectes

Country

Canada


City

Montréal


Client

Université de Montréal
école Polytechnique de Montréal


Surface Area

18 600 m²


Year

2004


Architecture par Provencher_Roy

The pavillon

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.

Architecture par Provencher_Roy
 J-Armand Bombardier Pavilion - UdeM - Polytechnique
Glass roof and natural light - J.-Armand Bombardier pavilion

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
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER

Distinctions

2005
Finalist - Award of Excellence, Institutional category, Ordre des architectes du Québec
2002
Award of Excellence for outstanding architectural design, Canadian Architect Magazine