The Lassonde Pavilions- Polytechnique

Consortium : DMA - SBT - MSDL Client : Polytechnique Year : 2005 Budget : 78 M$ Area : 30 000 square meters Location : Montréal, QC

Construction of the Lassonde Pavilions - Polytechnique

Awards and Honours

2006 - Engineers of Canada Award for Highest LEED Score - US Green Building Council

2006 - Canadian Council of Professional Engineers National Award

2006 - LEED Gold

The large volume of this new construction affirms a partiality of horizontality by drawing inspiration from the strata of rock at this location on the campus.

The project consisted of 32 750 m2 in floor area in two pavilions, separated by a expansive atrium, 15 metres in width. It is located on a steep site north of the main Ecole Polytechnique building. Built within the site limits imposed by the University's Master Plan, the generous volume is inspired by the horizontality of the layers of the exposed rock at this area of the campus.
Different functions and departments were installed on the 9 levels of the two pavilions: 26 classrooms at the lower levels; electrical and mechanical engineering at the intermediate levels and the library at the upper levels. A three-level indoor parking garage was also included in the project.
The main materials used are glass and yellow brick. The Lassonde Pavilion obtained a Gold LEED certification, the highest level achieved in Canada for a teaching institution at the time.
Photo credits : Marc Cramer
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