Boisé Library

  • Project

    Boisé Library, St-Laurent Exhibition Hall and Reserve Museum

  • Client

    City of Montreal, Borough of St-Laurent

  • Categories

    Cultural and Recreational

  • Delivery mode

    Stipulated Price

  • Location

    Montreal, QC

  • Year built

    2013

Pomerleau was awarded the contract for this two-storey library and museum reserve after a high-profile architectural competition. The use of natural materials is predominant throughout the building. Extensive use of laminated glass and wood on the exposed concrete structure required precision and consideration as early as the planning of formwork.

In the open plan, proper library acoustics were accomplished through the use of suspended acoustic tiles hidden behind a fluid wood panelling. In order to achieve the project's complex geometry, steel was used in the curtain wall systems as well as in the roof structure. Pomerleau worked diligently with consultants to ensure a faithful representation of the original architectural intention, and delivery of a final project that reflects the firm's attention to quality and detail.

Worth mentioning:

  • 67,000-sq.-ft
  • First LEED® Platinum-certified library in Canada.