Two projects honored at the Grands prix du Design Awards

January 31, 2024

EXP brought their expertise to two projects awarded at the Grands prix du Design Awards. The international competition recognizes the global excellence of creative individuals and firms in design and architecture. Two award-winning projects include Sherbrooke University’s Institut Quantique and Montreal’s Fleurs-de-Macadam Plaza.

Project: Institut Quantique by Saucier + Perottes Architectes

Discipline: Architecture: Grand Winner

Categories: Public Building / Higher Education & Research Building: Platinum Winner

The Institut Quantique is a science research pavilion at Sherbrooke University that includes offices, labs and collaborative workspaces, arranged to promote organic collaboration. With a robust concrete foundation and a crystalline envelope of reflective metal and curtain wall windows, the building’s exterior emphasizes the possibilities and intrigue of science to onlookers. EXP delivered mechanical, electrical and fire protection services.

Project: Fleurs-de-Macadam Plaza, by NIPPAYSAGE, EN TEMPS ET LIEU, and Castor and Pollux

Discipline: Landscape & Territories: Grand Winner

Categories: Special Awards / Landscape + Water: Gold Certification

Categories: Special Awards / Landscape + Lighting: Gold Certification

Categories: Special Awards / Landscape + Art Integration: Platinum Winner

Categories: Special Awards / Environmental Project: Platinum Winner

Categories: Landscape Architecture / Landscape Architecture – Public Space: Gold Certification

As Quebec’s first “water square” – a multifunctional and temporarily floodable public square – Place des Fleurs-de-Macadam provides an inclusive gathering place in the heart of Montreal.  This sustainable public square provides users with a climate-resilient green oasis. Combining ecological performance and high-quality landscaping, it also contributes to reducing urban heat island effect in the city. To help the project achieve success, EXP delivered urban design, landscape architecture, electrical, civil and structural.

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