The Montréal Tower will be brought up to standards, refurbished and renovated in order to house, among other tenants, the AccèsD offices of Desjardins in 2018. Designed by architect Roger Taillibert, the original tower employed prefab concrete panels pierced with vertical strips of windows to provide zenithal lighting. To convert the premises into office space, it was necessary to allow more natural light in. The architectural solution retained—the curtain wall—helps achieve a transparency that reveals the activities and the life that inhabit the Olympic Stadium.
Régie des installations olympiques (RIO)
WSP - CPA structural Glass
The project calls for three new curtain walls located on the east, west and south faces of the tower. The project also includes the restoration of the concrete, steel, and envelope membranes, as well as the construction of a private entrance for access to the tower and the addition of three freight elevators and four passenger elevators to meet the needs of the new tenants. The restoration entails compliance with the building code, particularly with respect to exits, dividing walls, and standards governing fire integrity between floors.
Design & Engineering Award, CanBIM 2017 Award