Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes : This residential project in the heart of theQuartier des spectacles in Montreal is considered an important responsibility by the architects The brand new Laurent & Clark residential project was launched in April in Montreal, Canada, standing out as a visual beacon within the Quartier des spectacles. Two towers compose the 335 unit condo complex whose architecture is resolutely contemporary, and it is through its urban integration that the distinctive project takes on its full meaning.
In an interview in La Presse, Jean-Pierre LeTourneux, architect and partner with Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes, and the project’s main designer, describes his approach which focuses on the remarkable visual and material integration of the towers and high quality architectural achievement aiming to honour the neighbourhood’s vocation.
Commenting on the project Jean-Pierre LeTourneux said: “It’s a question of realising a building in an environment which is almost completed, in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles, and in front of the Adresse symphonique. It is an important responsibility. We have the obligation to do something exceptional.”
Inspired by the neighbourhood’s bubbling energy and cosmopolitan atmosphere, a textured treatment enhances the Clark façade, showcasing geometric modulations that use colourful, luminous, and crystalline materials.
Unique to Montreal, the through-building units offer views towards two horizons, east and west. On the courtyard side, one contemplates the private garden and relaxation areas. Looking towards the City, Mont Royal and the downtown core provide the backdrop to splendid views.
Photo Courtesy : Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes