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Boise Library in Montreal
Canada Educational Building – design by Lemay
22 Dec 2015
The Bibliothèque du Boisé in Montreal
Location: between Thimens Boulevard & Marcel-Laurin Park, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
The Bibliothèque du Boisé, a scenic landmark within the city
The Bibliothèque du Boisé aims to become a place fostering a feeling of belonging, promoting exploration and discovery.
image : Yien Chao
Located between Thimens Boulevard and the Marcel-Laurin Park, it covers a surface area of 5,000 m² and is integrated into the site by drawing on its major elements. This isn’t a project about architecture alone: it’s also about landscape. As such, the building connects the city with the surrounding landscape, and serves as a point of connection that allows users to explore its site—inside and outside, from Boulevard Thimens as well as from the park.
Visitors will discover the building by approaching it from a variety of spaces both intimate and dramatic, spaces that, by offering a variety of access pathways, set the stage for the site as well as for its users.
In this project, architecture is landscape and landscape is architecture. The architecture changes shape, unfolds, spreads out and rises up, reducing the boundaries between the built space and the site. There are several means of access to the building – all of which encourage interaction and discovery.
Therefore, the library is not an architectural gesture, but rather an act of communication and exchange. It gives to the collectivity the opportunity to get together and know each other.
Far from a monumental approach, the library is integrated into a natural and urban context, it adds richness to the site, helps to define the space and offers a simple and universal reading. True reflection of the human condition, of the fate of a changing landscape, of its architecture, the Bibliothèque du Boisé created a significant identity hub as well as a rich, dynamic and open space where boundaries are redefined to foster discovery, learning, and a sense of belonging for the entire community.
Founded in 1957 as an architectural firm, Lemay is today one of Canada’s leading integrated environment design firms, combining architecture, urban design, interior design, landscape architecture, and branding into a multidisciplinary, synergetic offer. In the last few years, Lemay has expand its talent pool by integrating in its rank the firm Eric Pelletier Architectes as well as the three Québec entities from Toronto’s IBI Group, which are DAA, Cardinal Hardy Architectes and Martin Marcotte/Architectes. Now well-established in Canada, China, Algeria, Costa Rica and in the Carrabean, Lemay brings together nearly 500 professionals that offer their creativity to support their clients’ business strategies.
Lemay—one of Canada’s most-awarded firms—delivers projects that achieve the strategic objectives of its clients and exemplify their values, dreams, and aspirations. By doing so, Lemay has been at the origin of numerous major projects, most notably 1000, de la Gauchetièrei, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québeci, CDP-Capital Centrei , the Centre Belli, the Mount Stephen Hotel Complex, Astral Media Ubisoft Montréal headoffices, the Bay Scollard in Toronto, the commercial and cultural centre of Beijing in China, the International Creativity Centre in Mumbai, India, the Multifunctional Complex of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the new city of El-Menia in Algériai.
Drawing on its creative approach and the diversity of its expertise and talent pool, Lemay designs living spaces for tomorrow, constantly striving to build a better future for our communities by creating environments that enhance our quality of life and reduce our ecological footprint. Laureate of numerous national and international awards and contests, Lemay also distinguishes itself by its outstanding leadership, having been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by Deloitte.
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Address: 2727 Boulevard Thimens, Montreal, QC H4R 1T4, Canada
Phone: +1 514-855-6130
Location: Bibliothèque du Boisé, 2727 Boulevard Thimens, Montreal, QC H4R 1T4, Canada
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