La Maison Simons
By : GKC Architectes
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Commercial Building / Low-Rise Office Building (< 5 storey-high) : Gold Certification
Categories : Commercial Building / Factory & Warehouse : Platinum Winner
This project designed by GKC Architects concerns the creation and construction of the new distribution center of Maison Simons in the northern section of Quebec.
This new distribution center, named Campus Simons, is architecturally modern and inspiring.
Inspired by the fashion industry, the concept revolves around the symbolic themes of modeling and weaving, and promotes architectural cohesion and occupant well-being.
The project features pure lines and a contemporary, refined look. The office building brings together two overlapping volumes—one solid, the other glazed—that retrace the transformation of raw materials into a finished, woven product.
The solid volume is weightlessly structured and reflects creative thought. The interplay between light and shadow mimics the effervescence of artistic design.
The glazed volume represents the end product of the weaving process; more relaxing and peaceful, its spaces are bathed in natural light.
Overall space distribution is characterized by contrasting colored volumes, with a pattern of interlacing threads adorns the concrete outer walls.
The project was designed according to the principle of consistency, with the aim of striking a balance between landscape and architecture.
The plan centered on minimizing the impact on the environment with bioclimatic design principles, with conceptual emphasis on solar orientation and its bioenergy contribution to indoor comfort.
Finally, this project, which is equivalent to LEED certificati
Architect : GKC Architectes
Interior Designer : Aedifica
Landscape Architecture : BC2
General Contractor : Le groupe Reliance Construction
Engineering : Magela
Other : Deloitte
Engineering : Cima +
Engineering : EXP
Other : Civelec
Other : Sodexo
Other : GHD
Photographer : Stéphan Poulin
Photographer : Stéphane Groleau