2020 University, Montreal
20 000 000 $
The mandate of the DMA comprise complete architectural services including feasibility study and sketch in the summer of 2011 and the start of the development of plans and specifications of the project in September 2012 for provisional delivery in December 2014. The redevelopment of six levels of the office tower follows the strategy of enhancement of second and third storeys by moving to the basement parking floors that were there, instead of vacant commercial premises and turn these stories into new office space. The main impact of the building’s redevelopment consisted in the complete replacement of the opaque architectural envelope of the basilar, once intended to conceal the presence of parking, by a transparent envelope to expose these stories to maximum natural light for the convenience of new users and also the replacement of an equivalent number of parking spaces, including ramps, in the basement. Obviously, this permutation resulted in the renewal of all electromechanical infrastructures of these six storeys.