Banniere_357c

357c

  • LOCATION

    Montreal, Quebec

  • TYPE

    Commercial

  • CLIENT

    Les Propriétés Terra Incognita Inc.

  • BUDGET

    + $25 M

  • YEAR

    1997-2004

Objectives

The too-long-forgotten Harbour Commissioners Building (1875) rose from its own ashes. Renamed 357c, this private club intrigues by its Second Empire style where past and present naturally embrace each other so as to create an exclusive meeting place for creative and business communities.

Description

Le 357c is a landmark building in Montreal’s historic Old Port. The former Harbour Commissioners Building was built in 1875, becoming a warehouse in 1967 and subsequently falling into neglect. The building was purchased by philanthropist Daniel Langlois in 1996 with the intention of converting the building into a private members club dedicated to arts and technology. EVOQ was mandated to restore, rehabilitate and expand the building to accommodate its new vocation. During the early design stage of the project, a fire caused extensive damage to the structure and emergency stabilization measures were implemented. An uncompromising restoration and rehabilitation project followed, addressing the major deficiencies of the structure and bringing the building up to code. A new glass addition was added, inspired by Victorian-era conservatories and designed to be compatible but distinct from the original building.

AWARDS

2013

Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage (adaptive reuse) for the rehabilitation of the Harbour Commissioners’ Building in Old Montreal, awarded by the Heritage Canada Foundation.

2002

Opération patrimoine architectural de Montréal, Wawanesa Award for Heritage Enhancement for the restoration and renovation of the 357c

”Understanding the principles behind a building’s construction guides us in modifying it coherently”

Georges Drolet
KEY PERSONNEL
Julia Gersovitz
Alain Fournier
Georges Drolet
Rosanne Moss
Giovanni Diodati
Dima Cook
CONTACTJulia GersovitzPartner in chargeT514 393-9490jgersovitz@evoqarchitecture.com

Contact us

Montreal 1435 St-Alexandre Street, Suite 1000 Montreal, Quebec H3A 2G4 T. 514 393-9490 F. 514 393-9498
FGMDA Toronto 366 Adelaide St. East, Suite 225 Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3X9 T. 647 723-2030
PANAQ Design Iqaluit 3 Bill Mackenzie Lane, House 3602 P.O. Box 2170 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 T. 867 909-2055 F. 867 979-2414