Saidye-Bronfman Park Pavilion, Montreal Urban Landscape, Quebec Development, Canadian Architecture Photos
Saidye-Bronfman Park Pavilion in Montreal
May 22, 2023
Architects: Cardin Julien
Location: Côte-des-Neiges district – Triangle sector, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Photos © Vincent Brillant Photographe
Saidye-Bronfman Park Pavilion, Quebec
Architectural firm, Cardin Julien, unveils the new Saidye-Bronfman Park Pavilion, part of a major revitalization project for the Côte-des-Neiges district, known as the Triangle sector, in Montreal. The pavilion is set in a new 8,600-square-meter park that includes an arboretum, recreation areas, a natural agora, and a public square with animated water fountains. The new park is named after Saidye Bronfman (1897-1995), a Canadian philanthropist.
The pavilion helps to strengthen the identity link between the park and the surrounding neighborhood by providing gathering spaces for the people who live there. The design, guided by the location of the park, also creates a bridge between the topography and the building. In collaboration with the City of Montreal, Cardin Julien’s bold design was intended to help define new aesthetic, sustainability, and accessibility standards for this type of municipal building.
A response tailored to the needs of the community
The Saidye-Bronfman Park pavilion consists of a large multi-purpose room with a kitchen for holding various events, as well as a reading room and a self-service library. The pavilion also includes administrative offices, washroom facilities, including one that is accessible from outside, and a garage for maintenance equipment. A community organization is also designated to provide recreational services to the diverse clientele of the surrounding communities.
The strong form of the building – a reference to the Triangle area moniker – acts as a landmark, while being integrated with the new distinctiveness of the site. The topographical variations of the land echo the angular and dynamic band of the pavilion’s metal façade. The architecture and the park are thus in constant dialogue.
Sustainable Design Strategies in Public Space
One of the objectives of the project is to provide the public with a showcase for the integration of sustainable development strategies into a municipal building. To achieve this, the building is equipped with a green roof accessible to users; in addition to its aesthetic qualities, this roof captures rainwater and helps reduce heat islands. Photovoltaic panels are installed on the south façade to supply the building with electricity.
The design team also used the new slope to install a passive air conditioning system (Canadian well), which is used to temper the air seasonally and enhance the use of natural ventilation. Underground, a geothermal loop provides heating and cooling for the pavilion. Its orientation and large roof offer shaded areas around the building and, thus, maintain a cool interior during the summer season. Finally, this pavilion is equipped with triple glazing on the curtain walls and benefits from a significant amount of natural light. These elements make the building energy efficient and provide users with a comfortable and pleasant experience.
A unifying place committed to the revitalization of the neighborhood
Once an entirely mineralized area, the new park is now composed of many vegetated zones. Thanks to the natural agora and the pavilion’s green roof, the island of coolness created provides a beneficial effect in this densely occupied area. The goals of the project are to offer attractive and versatile spaces, while enhancing the greenery of a sector comprised of industrial and commercial buildings.
The building aims to preserve and strengthen the community’s sense of belonging by providing a gathering place in the heart of this key location in the Côte-des-Neiges district. The new geometry and the human scale of the landscaping give a prominent place to pedestrians, cyclists, and people with reduced mobility. By developing this inclusive park, it becomes an opportunity to create a new identity for the area. Its redevelopment will allow it to move from an industrial space to a living, breathing place.
Certified as an Ecoresponsible Business by the Council of Sustainable Industries Council, Cardin Julien is proud to have contributed to the revitalization of this important sector of Montreal, while offering a window to sustainable architecture with this municipal building.
Saidye-Bronfman Park Pavilion in Montreal, Quebec – Building Information
Architects: Cardin Julien – https://www.cardinjulien.com/projets/pavillon-du-parc-saidye-bronfman/
Official project name: Saidye-Bronfman Park Pavilion
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Client: City of Montreal – Borough of Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Project size: 325 square meters
Year of completion: 2022
© TARMAC – Damien Ligiardi
Architecture: Cardin Julien
Engineers and collaborators:
Landscape architecture: Projet Paysage
Civil engineering: Marchand Houle et Associés
Structural engineering: Geniex
Mechanical engineering: MBI experts-conseils
Electrical engineering: Marc Leclerc Experts conseils
About Cardin Julien
Founded in 1992, and based in Montreal, Cardin Julien is an architectural firm that designs and carries out large-scale projects in the public and private sectors. The firm specializes in the design of public and cultural buildings serving the community. Guided by values of commitment, creativity, and partnership, the firm provides distinctive designs that integrate into their environment. The firm endeavors to leave a mark on hearts and minds through the sustainability, innovation, and aesthetic appeal of its achievements.
As a winner of international competitions, Cardin Julien’s major cultural achievements include the design of the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium (Montreal, Canada, 2013, with Aedifica), the Planétarium de Strasbourg (France, 2023, with Frenak Jullien), and Cosmocité (Grenoble, France, 2023, with ARCANE Architectes).
In building spaces where we live better, Cardin Julien’s mission is to co-create in order to reveal the full potential of its clients’ ideas.
Photography © Vincent Brillant Photographe
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