Completed in 1992 by Arcop, it is an example of a ‘horizontal skyscraper’ and a leading example of urban renewal, architectural preservation and rehabilitation.

From the exterior it appears as a quintessential late-19th century Montreal business block with a diverse collection of buildings in different styles. Once inside the rear sections of those buildings have no been oriented on to a vast open space, replete with reflecting pool, cafés, boutiques and other diverse services. The interior is united in its impressive open volume and natural lighting, it reveals itself in layers – for the uninitiated the interior space is often thoroughly unexpected.

Project Role

Design Coordinator



Project Value

US$200 Million