The project occupies four storeys of one wing of the Nordelec building. This heritage brick building dating from the early 20th century industrial era has now been rehabilitated into a large campus of residential, commercial, and office spaces.
Our designers drew inspiration from the local context to inform the organization of the spaces. Circulation is laid out after the manner of Montreal’s alleyways. The steel and concrete structure is left bare, and enhanced by natural light.
The redevelopment seeks to encourage social interactions as well as a sense of belonging among the employees. On the upper floor, a multifunctional area promotes the organizing of events in a setting, which is open to the city. The new spaces are connected to Unity’s existing premises in the other wings.
Photo Credit : Adrien Williams & Claude-Simon Langlois