The Old Port of Montréal Corporation mandated Provencher Roy + Associés Architectes to perform a feasibility study for the transformation of Shed 16 located on the Clock Tower Quay, in keeping with the guidelines the Old Port has developed as part of its ”Montréal-sur-le-fleuve” Development Vision. Shed 16 is a unique building located on one of the most important historical waterfronts in the world, one of the last sheds from the 19th century to have survived until today.
Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal
2007-2009 / Concept
The mandate was to assess the possibility of converting Shed 16 into a cluster of destinations, including business activities (library, café and restaurants), an exhibition centre for major international exhibitions and a museum component in association with the McCord Museum. Following a reduction in project scope and changes to the program, the firm was assigned a second mandate. In this new analysis, an events centre replaced the museum component of the project and the number of retail spaces was reduced.