ClientSaint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
LocationMontreal, QC, Canada
Area5 600 m²
A pedestrian-friendly and beautifully illuminated site, highlighted by a new and iconic bell tower and public square, restored carillon and sacred garden brings a new vision for a treasured Montreal landmark
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal is a Montreal landmark with significant cultural and natural value. One of the province’s most visited sites, it welcomes some 2 million visitors every year. The project brings a new vision to an established icon through thoughtful and meaningful design strategies, creating a new and contemporary, yet respectful, architectural identity for the site.
“It’s as ethereal as a graduate thesis with one important difference: it’s real. It’s beautiful, haunting, gorgeous. It’s an anachronism in today’s fast-paced, over-stimulated society. It’s remarkable.” – Jack Kobayashi, juror, Canadian Architect Awards
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