19-059_TUX

19-059_TUX

Architect
DESK architectes
Location
Montreal, QC, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Maxime Brouillet
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Front Brick CladdingBelden Brick Company
HAMILTON BLEND
Rear Brick CladdingMeridian Brick
RIVERDALE MATT
Exterior LigthingRich Brilliant Willing
Crisp
Heat-Welded Cap Sheet MembraneSoprema
SOPRALENE FLAM 250 GR
Aluminium WindowsAlumico
Metal CladdingCorten Steel

Product Spec Sheet
Front Brick Cladding
HAMILTON BLEND by Belden Brick Company
Rear Brick Cladding
RIVERDALE MATT by Meridian Brick
Exterior Ligthing
Heat-Welded Cap Sheet Membrane
SOPRALENE FLAM 250 GR by Soprema
Aluminium Windows
by Alumico
Metal Cladding

19-059_TUX

DESK architectes as Architects

Located on Plaza Saint-Hubert, one of Montreal’s classic commercial strip, TUX's new head offices reflect the dynamic and creative values of this marketing company. Two existing buildings were merged as one and, while TUX’s offices occupy a whole level, other uses have taken place in the building to create a mixed and diversified program.

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet
photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

The project’s program includes a cafe on the ground floor, directly connected to the plaza through the front facade. As you move past the cafe, a photo studio and a cafeteria then follow and open to the rear alleyway. On the second floor, a vast and opened workspace is bathed in abundant natural light coming from skylights and large windows. Then, a third floor has been added to the structure to house a family in a large residential penthouse. 

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet
photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

To complete the architectural vision, the two existing buildings had to be fully renovated to be united as one main structure. Of all the existing elements, only a few exterior walls, the roofing structure and the floor structures have been preserved. All of the exterior facings and the majority of the waterproofing and insulation systems have been replaced. 

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet
photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

The front façade’s architectural composition was thought out meticulously and was given a particular attention. The building’s new and combined facade had to be inserted with sobriety into the context while being a part of the Plaza’s revitalization goals. Also, the TUX team wanted a brick facade with personality and unique details that would make it stand out. To achieve these intentions, brickwork patterns and corten steel accents mark the curved entrance of the commercial space on the ground floor. The upper storey, just above the Plaza’s marquee, showcases large windows that open the workspaces views on Montreal’s typical housing landscape. 

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet
photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

This project marks the settlement of TUX  Creative’s new head office on the Plaza Saint-Hubert, an urban and social context where true Montreal spirit can be found.

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

Team:

Architects: DESK architectes

Designers : Tux creative

Engineer : MA-TH

General contractor : Avantage +

Photographer: Maxime Brouillet

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

Materials Used:

Front Facade: Bricks, Hamilton-Blend

Beldon Rear Facade’s: Bricks, Riverdale Matt Québec, Meridian Brick Metal cladding, Corten steel

Windows: Aluminium, Alumico

Roofing: Heat-welded cap sheet membrane, Sopralene flam 250 GR, Soprema

Exterior Lighting: Scone, Crisp Scone, RBW

photo_credit Maxime Brouillet
Maxime Brouillet

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