Maisonneuve Library


    Montreal (Quebec)

  • TYPE

    Contemporary Cultural
    Heritage Conservation


    Maisonneuve Library



  • YEAR


Maisonneuve Library occupies the former Town Hall of the old City of Maisonneuve, now part of the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough of Montreal. The classified heritage building was originally built in 1912 in a monumental style, typical of public buildings of the time. The program to renovate and expand the building was initiated by the City of Montreal in 2017 with the launch of a multi-disciplinary design competition.

EVOQ, in partnership with Dan Hanganu Architectes, was awarded the project, with the jury commending the design team for the way they highlighted the heritage building. The project includes rehabilitating the current library by restoring the character-defining elements of the historic interiors, restoring the building envelope and expanding the existing building by an additional 2,069 m².

The new library asserts its social and community role as wells as its openness to sharing knowledge and culture by becoming a social gathering place for all. It reinvents itself as a place for knowledge as well as play.


Gilles Prud’homme
Lead Design and Project Manager

Nathan Godlovitch
Sylvie Peguiron
Anne-Catherine Richard
Lynda Labrecque
Marianne Leroux
Alexis Charbonneau


Civiliti, NCK, PMA, Génipur, GSM, Synairgis, Xenobios, Octave, LightFactor


Georges Drolet

Contact us

Montreal 1435 St-Alexandre Street, Suite 1000 Montreal, Quebec H3A 2G4 T. 514 393-9490 F. 514 393-9498
Ottawa 44 Byward Market Square, Suite 210 Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7A2 T. 613 518-2165
Toronto 75 Sherbourne St, Suite 503 Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2P9 T. 647 723-2030
PANAQ Design Iqaluit 3 Bill Mackenzie Lane, House 3602 P.O. Box 2170 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 T. 867 979-2055 F. 867 979-2414
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