Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent

Montreal
Rear
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Main entrance
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Main entrance
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Main entrance
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Main entrance lobby
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Stairs
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Interior field
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Interior pool
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Interior pool
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Interior pool
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Palaestra
Photo © Olivier Blouin
Site plan
Drawing © Saucier+Perrotte Architectes
Floor plan
Drawing © Saucier+Perrotte Architectes
Conceptual sketch
Drawing © Saucier+Perrotte Architectes
Architects
Saucier + Perrotte architectes
Location
Montreal
Year
2017
Cost
1M - 100M
Stories
1-5 Stories

The project site is situated between the existing Émile Legault School and Raymond Bourque Arena, both of which are horizontal in form and neutral in character. For this project, it thus became vital for the design of new sports complex to create a visual and physical link between the Marcel Laurin Park (to the north of the site), and the projected green band that will run along Thimens Boulevard.

The sculptural nature of the project creates a strong link between these two natural elements in the urban fabric. Two angular objects—one prismatic, white and diaphanous, the other darker and stretched horizontally—embrace the specific programmatic functions of the project but simultaneously transcend these, inviting users and passersby from the boulevard, while serving as a signal for the passage toward the park beyond.

The two volumes appear to float, suspended by the kinetic energy emanating from the heart of the project, thereby evoking the dynamic nature of the activities (sports, athletics, training) taking place within.

Ultimately, the facility is designed to encourage sports participation and support healthy lifestyles in the community. The design accomplishes this through the integration of high performance sports venues bound together by a network of carefully considered social spaces.The result is a facility that supports the development of the community and adapts to the changing demands of its users.

Client
Arrondissement Saint-Laurent
Team
Gilles Saucier (Lead Design Architect), André Perrotte, Trevor Davies (Project Architect), Darryl Condon, Michael Henderson, Dominique Dumais, Yutaro Minagawa, Patrice Begin, Marie Eve Primeau, Olivier Krieger, Jean-Philippe Beauchamp, Kate Busby, Anna Bendix, Lia Ruccolo, Charles Alexandre Dubois, Greg Neudorf, Vedanta Balbahadur, Carl-Jan Rupp, Adam Fawkes, Nick Worth, Steve DiPasquale
Structural/Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
SNC Lavalin Inc.
Interior Designer
Saucier+Perrotte Architectes/HCMA
Landscape Architect
Claude Cormier + Associés
LEED Consultant
Lyse M. Tremblay — ecoArchitecture inc.
Architects
Saucier+Perrotte Architectes/HCMA

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