Montréal Tower – Olympic Park
Designed by architect Roger Taillibert, the Montréal Tower was refurbished so the employees of the AccèsD online services platform of the Desjardins Group could enjoy modern work spaces.
A simple yet ambitious aim fueled this multidisciplinary project: to inhabit a symbol and its history. To achieve this result, however, almost all of the tower’s mechanical systems had to be renovated to bring them up to code and standards, and the tower’s original prefabricated concrete envelope was replaced by a glass curtain wall for more abundant transparency and fenestration over 60% of the facade. This gesture augmented the presence of natural light within, while respecting the original architecture; it conferred upon the legendary Tower a new architectural mien and revealed the activities that inhabit the Olympic Stadium.
WSP - CPA structural Glass
Régie des installations olympiques (RIO)
A gesture, which increases the amount of natural light while perpetuating the original architecture, gives the mythical mast a new architectural posture and reveals the activities that animate it.
The work made it possible to design four new curtain walls located on the east, west and south sails of the Montreal Tower.
A new private entrance to the Tower, three service elevators and four passenger elevators were built to meet the needs of the new tenants. As well, the renovation required ensuring conformity to the building code, particularly with respect to exits, dividing walls, and standards governing fire integrity between floors.