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Aptalis-Pharma

Aptalis-Pharma

Aptalis-Pharma

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Axcan Pharma

10 200 000 $

2004

The concept for the addition to Axcan Pharma's head office took into consideration the existing buildings while increasing the size of the production facilities and relocating the administrative offices as well as integrating new rental spaces.
The first phase of the new 68 000 sq. ft. addition was designed to easily implement a future second phase of expansion as well. The ventilation and heating systems were optimized for energy efficiencyand to minimize environmental impact as well as maintenance and operating costs.
The architectural intervention emphasized the new construction leaving the existing buildings to fade into the background. To give the new construction more presence, the addition was designed as a three-story building with the top two floors clad in glass with the ground floor, clad in masonry, serving as a base and connecting the addition to the principal fa├žade of the older part of the building.