Our commitment to outstanding design has earned two more major awards: an Excellence Award from Canadian Architect magazine, for Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, and a Best of Canada Award from Canadian Interiors magazine, for downtown Montreal’s Espace CDPQ.
This project will bring greater accessibility and acoustic enhancement to Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a Montreal landmark with significant cultural and heritage value. The honour rewards the design of the new indoor route connected to pilgrimage services, as well as a respectfully integrated, yet contemporary, bell tower for the Oratory’s rare, 61-bell carillon.
The design achieves a delicate balance between the disciplined culture of the CDPQ and the informal nature of sharing, co-working and creative thinking. The two-storey space is unified by a large, open atrium and spiral staircase that promote interaction between advisors and visiting entrepreneurs. The product translates into an edgy, informal, Montreal-branded space that stimulates originality and resourcefulness.
Congratulations to both teams!