The NOCA Griffintown residential project, with its distinctive architecture, adheres to the vision of the new neighbourhood’s master plan. Through its siting and its building outline (nine-storey buildings), the project is in harmony with the neighbourhood’s scale and the surrounding buildings. It plays a role in structuring Basin Street and Park, while contributing to the built frontage along Lachine Canal.
38 090 m² ( 410 000 pi² ) / 9 storey buildings
Phase 1: 2019 - Phases 2 and 3: to come
Gerpro / NOCA
Geotechnical engineering: Qualitas / Code Consultant : GLT+
A diagonal pathway is proposed in order to establish a visual and physical link between the park and the canal. This link will preserve the neighbourhood’s porosity while generating new views toward the canal and downtown. At the core of the development lies a vegetated interior courtyard looking out onto the linear park. The courtyard is semi-private, with both a landscaped passage and outdoor decks for each of the ground floor housing units.
Multiple curves impart a sense of motion to the residential complex’s volumes. It is a bold, distinctive site that serves to democratize the vistas toward the canal by minimizing spaces that look out directly onto one another between the buildings, while privileging uncluttered views. The effect thus achieved is that of a park that virtually extends onto the project site.