Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Centre Communautaire Pierrefonds-Roxboro in Montreal, Canada by Les Architectes FABG
December 24th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Les Architectes FABG
The Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough located on the west end of Montréal’s island contains a population of more than 65 000 inhabitants on a 30 kilometers strip of quasi suburban character.
The proximity of a train station, a school, a youth center and a park along the boulevard Gouin led the municipal authorities to implement a new community center facilitating the integration of new citizens. The center includes a multipurpose room for 150 persons, classrooms of different sizes and a communal kitchen.
To avoid institutional stigmatization, the project adopts the morphology of commercial buildings built along the boulevard during the last few decades: a one story building with large fenestration and a overhanging roof on small columns. It explores the possibility to formulate an architectural language suited for a public building at the crossroad of vernacular commercial buildings and the miesian ideal.
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Category: Community Centre