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The mandate, undertaken in joint venture with CIM, was for a project to consolidate the NFB's Montreal facilities with the intention of relocating to downtown Montreal. The objective of the mandate was to develop a Functional and Technical Program to modernize the installations to better reflect the new technological environment in which the NFB operates. The consolidation of their spaces necessitated a critical analysis of the existing spaces within the framework of the NFB's strategic plan for the production, conservation and distribution of audio-visual works. The resulting program was able to reduce the space requirements from 15 600m2 to 8950m2 while improving the functionality thereof. About 45% of the total is dedicated to spaces having critical requirements for such conditions as interior climate, acoustic, lighting or IT considerations. One of the challenges was to incorporate in a logical and creative way the Government of Canada's Fit-Up Standards. The study was conducted in collaboration with key personnel from the NFB, with a multi-disciplinary team of consultants specializing in the various fields outlined in the program.