Pointe-à-Callière – Montréal Archeology and History Complex
The Pointe-à-Callière Museum conforms to the triangular shape of the property, in addition to maintaining the volumetrics and proportions of the Royal Insurance building – the last one to occupy the site.
Like a missing link added to a chain, the museum unifies and restores continuity to the series of fragmented structures along de la Commune Street. The tower, which is a contemporary reflection of the former Royal Insurance building, is both symbolic and functional. Its fragmented, asymmetrical shape serves as a landmark for the museum from afar, and marks its entrance up close. Rising above the trees, it also provides a vantage onto the Old Port.
Liboiron Roy Caron & Associés
Nicolet Chartrand Knoll ltée
Dan S. Hanganu architectes
Société immobilière du patrimoine architectural de Montréal
11 000 m²
Governor General Award for architecture, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Grand Award of Excellence Ordre des architectes du Québec
Orange Award, Insertion category, Save Montreal