By : Atelier L'Abri et Vives St-Laurent
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Interior Design
Categories : Office / Office 5,400 - 54,000 sq.ft. (500 - 5 000 sq. m.) : Gold Certification
Quality of life spaces: wellness and the future workspace
The Sodexo Montreal offices, designed by L’Abri and Vives St-Laurent, present their vision of the workspace of the future. The project puts forward the concept of Quality of Life Spaces. This design concept is based on wellness, flexibility, innovation, and the importance of the human and social aspects of our workplaces. The project proposes a dynamic organization of spaces and working methods, a minimalist and warm design, as well as special attention to the comfort and health of users. Fully realized in 2020, the concept as proved particularly resilient to the challenges revealed by the global pandemic.
The project occupies a room within the Dompark building, an industrial complex built in 1908 directly on the edge of the Lachine Canal in Montreal. The proposed layout highlights the intrinsic qualities of the place with its high ceilings and large openings. The surface treatment reveals the original brick walls, mill floor and wood structure. The furniture palette, light and neutral, complements the richness of the wood. The closed rooms, lined with felt, rugs and curtains in warmer and darker colors, provide an environment conducive to concentration. The sober and warm design gives the project a professional yet human signature.
Architect : Atelier L'Abri
Designer d'intérieur : Vives St-Laurent
General Contractor : Construction Modulor