• Normand-Maurice Building - 740 Bel-Air
  • Normand-Maurice Building - 740 Bel-Air
  • Normand-Maurice Building - 740 Bel-Air
  • Normand-Maurice Building - 740 Bel-Air
  • Normand-Maurice Building - 740 Bel-Air

Normand-Maurice Building - 740 Bel-Air

Travaux Publics Canada (TPSGC)

Category

Commercial and administrative


Client

Travaux Publics Canada (TPSGC)


Location

Montreal (Quebec) / Canada

Date

2005


Budget

32 M$

Area

27 000 m.c.


Credits

ABCP + Beauchamp Bourbeau - Busby & Associates

Photos © ABCP architecure + Hydrotech


Awards and mentions

  • Prix d’excellence de l’Institut canadien de la construction en acier (ICCA), catégorie Bâtiment Verts (EN)

  • Trophée Innovation CONTECH 2003 – Développement Durable, catégorie Pratique Innovatrice (EN)

  • LEED NC Gold certification of the Canada Green Building Council


Description

The client’s objective for this project was to construct a LEED-certified green building. The building houses the Naval Reserve, RCMP offices and warehouses, a customs and excises warehouse, and several offices of the federal government’s human resources department. The construction and operation design criteria were aimed at obtaining LEED silver certification.

Built on a former industrial site in Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighborhood, the project reused and recycled part of the existing buildings and their components. Soil decontamination was an important concern in the first phase of the project. Therefore we chose to keep some parts of the existing buildings, incorporating new structures and dismantling and reusing certain components (e.g., steel beams). The LEED approach was a determining factor in the decision-making process right from the beginning of the project.