3500 St. Jacques
Lemay’s new head office is putting down roots in the heart of Montreal’s southwest borough as a model of ecological and social responsibility. Targeting net-zero energy consumption and water conservation, the project to transform this former warehouse is ambitious and cutting-edge. An “eco-machine” is envisioned to filter the building and site’s water, using a bio-retention basin and sophisticated interior and exterior planting strategies. The latter will keep living spaces comfortable and boost indoor air quality. Roof-mounted solar panels and a heat recovery system inside curtain walls will make for an autonomous heating system.
Natural lighting and ventilation will characterize the building’s three floors as their layout encourages active living and offers stimulating workspaces. The embodiment of Lemay’s brand, 3500 St. Jacques is a showcase for best practices in architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, sustainability and development strategies.