Science wing

Consortium : DMA/L'Ecuyer Lefaivre Architectes Client : Collège Lionel-Groulx Year : 2011 Budget : 17.2 M$ Area : 4 995 square meters Location : Sainte-Thérèse, QC

Construction of a Science Education Wing at Lionel-Groulx College

Awards and Honours

2011 - LEED Silver

The Nature Wing has obtained LEED Silver certification, thanks to a strategy aimed at energy recovery and a very high-performance energy-efficient building envelope.

Collège Lionel-Groulx has grown over the years in a complex shape where each wing moves away from the original building and creates a series of unused interior courtyards.
The aim of the Science Wing project is to bring together the natural science teaching activities at Collège Lionel-Groulx in modern and functional spaces. The 4,600 m2, three-storey building includes laboratories for teaching chemistry, biology and animal health technology. All these spaces are located near the Ducharme wing, the former seminary constituting the heart of the College, and in continuity with it, allowing for easy internal circulation.
The expansion is integrated into the existing College complex. It corrects certain traffic and universal accessibility problems already present by adding a main staircase and a new elevator between the existing building and the expansion. The architectural aspect of the new building with a metal cladding modernizes the entire teaching complex and allows for generous fenestration while using the existing materials and colours.
Photo credits : Stéphan Poulin
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