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  1. http://journalmetro.com/opinions/paysages-fabriques/838728/au-diable-le-developpement-durable/ Le gouvernement du Québec se targue à l’international d’être un leader en matière de développement durable et de lutte aux changements climatiques, mais les bottines ne suivent pas toujours les babines. Parlez-en à la Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), qui a récemment dû expliquer aux parents et aux enfants de l’école Saint-Gérard, dans Villeray, que la reconstruction de leur établissement scolaire devrait attendre… encore. Pourquoi? Parce qu’après une saga de trois ans marquée par le stress des élèves déménagés et les négociations avec le ministère de l’Éducation, les plans proposés par les architectes de la nouvelle école ne convenaient pas au Conseil du Trésor. «Trop dispendieux», a-t-on répondu à la CSDM. On a ainsi exigé de retrancher 3,1 M$ au projet, ce qui a forcé les architectes à retourner à la table à dessin et à retirer tout ce qui n’était pas «indispensable» à la nouvelle école. Ce qui a écopé : la majeure partie des mesures de développement durable pour réduire l’empreinte écologique du bâtiment. Québec a même permis que les exigences de son Plan d’action sur les changements climatiques 2013-2022 ne soient pas respectées. La toiture verte sera donc remplacée par le minimum exigé par l’arrondissement, un toit blanc. Elle aurait pourtant permis de réduire significativement les îlots de chaleur, d’améliorer la qualité de l’air dans le voisinage et d’absorber les eaux de pluie afin d’éviter la surcharge des aqueducs municipaux. La géothermie, qui aurait engendré des économies importantes de chauffage et de climatisation de l’édifice tout au long de l’année grâce à l’utilisation de la chaleur du sol, a été écartée. L’éclairage DEL, devenu une norme dans plusieurs projets nord-américains, sera remplacé par de simples tubes fluorescents, moins performants et beaucoup plus énergivores. La fenestration sera également réduite à quelques endroits, diminuant l’entrée de lumière naturelle dans le bâtiment. Les équipements mécaniques [peu agréables à contempler dans le paysage urbain] seront finalement installés sur le toit plutôt que d’être camouflés dans l’édifice. Une situation qui risque de provoquer une détérioration plus rapide des systèmes et une augmentation des frais d’entretien pour la CSDM. Bref, je pourrais poursuivre encore longtemps la liste des aberrations. Tout ça pour quoi? Sauver À TRÈS COURT TERME 3,1M$. Ça peut paraître beaucoup d’un point de vue comptable, je vous l’accorde. Mais pour en avoir discuté avec des architectes spécialisés dans le milieu scolaire, l’ensemble des mesures environnementales envisagées dans les plans initiaux aurait probablement été absorbé sur à peine 10 ou 15 ans… pour un édifice qui restera en place au moins 70 ans! Sans compter les bénéfices environnementaux. Mais bon, le développement durable est une priorité du gouvernement du Québec, aime-t-on nous rappeler…
  2. brubru

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    Bonjour, Aujourd'hui j'ai fait un peu de photoshop sur le cas du silo no 5, voici le résultat Avant Après Crédit photo: http://lesbeautesdemontreal.wordpress.com Étapes de réalisation du projet: Démolition de tout les silos, sauf celui le plus récent Enlever tout les anciennes composantes qui servaient au silo Nouvelle utilisation : Observatoire Vue du toit: Crédit photo: http://www.havremontreal.qc.ca Je ne sais pas si ça serait mieux qu'il soit au béton ou peinturé d'un couleur... Je vais faire des plans du toit et du terrain. Le bas pourrait devenir la gare des trams !
  3. Espaces verts Un nouveau parc-nature pour les Montréalais Agence QMI 13/05/2011 18h25 MONTRÉAL – Les Montréalais en quête d’espaces verts pourront bientôt profiter d’un nouveau parc-nature dans la métropole, puisque la Ville de Montréal aménagera celui du Bois-de-Saraguay afin de l’ouvrir au public. Située dans l’arrondissement d’Ahuntsic-Cartierville et d’une superficie de 96 hectares, cette forêt est la plus ancienne à être restée intacte dans la métropole. Les nouvelles installations seront inaugurées en 2013. «Pour l’instant, les gens peuvent y aller, mais il (le parc) n’est pas aménagé. Nous allons donc effectuer des travaux pour développer des sentiers, des haltes et des observatoires pour que les gens puissent en profiter», a indiqué Valérie DeGagné, porte-parole de la Ville. Puisque cette forêt abrite une imposante diversité d’espèces d’arbres, «l’approche tiendra compte de la fragilité de ces écosystèmes», a précisé la Ville. Les plans seront d’ailleurs élaborés en collaboration avec plusieurs organismes locaux. «La préservation et l’augmentation de la biodiversité sur le territoire sont une priorité incontournable», a d’ailleurs assuré Alan DeSousa, vice-président du comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal responsable du développement durable, par voie de communiqué. Les coûts du projet font partie du budget de la Ville prévu à cet effet.
  4. http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Deal+would+bring+Citytv+Montreal/6560252/story.html Rogers Media buys Montreal TV station Metro 14 By Steve Faguy, The Gazette May 4, 2012 9:36 AM MONTREAL - Citytv could be coming to Montreal soon. Rogers Media announced on Thursday that it had reached a deal to purchase Montreal multicultural television station Metro 14 (CJNT) from Toronto-based Channel Zero Inc. Rogers plans to turn CJNT into a Citytv station, expanding the national network’s presence. Citytv has stations in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The company also announced that it will sign long-term affiliation deals with three stations owned by the Jim Pattison Group: CHAT-TV in Medicine Hat, Alta., CJFC-TV in Kamloops, B.C., and CKPG-TV in Prince George, B.C. All three have been Citytv affiliates since 2009, and are, like CJNT, former members of the Canwest CH/E! network. Rogers also announced in January it would purchase educational regional cable channel Saskatchewan Communications Network from Bluepoint Investment Corp. and rebrand it as Citytv Saskatchewan. “Citytv, up until recently, has only been available in 7.2 million homes, and when we buy and produce programming, the cost of that is similar to what other networks pay when they buy national footprint rights,” Rogers Media president of Broadcast Scott Moore told The Gazette. “It’s essential for us to expand our footprint.” Though the new deals give Citytv good coverage west of Montreal, there are no stations east of the city. Moore said there are no specific plans for expansion into Atlantic Canada, but said it represented a gap in the network and “we’ll continue to work on that in the next six to 12 months.” The deal must be approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission before Rogers Media can take over. In the meantime, Rogers and Channel Zero have signed an affiliation agreement that will see Citytv programming on CJNT as of June 4. Citytv programs include American shows like New Girl, Modern Family and How I Met Your Mother, as well as original productions like Canada’s Got Talent and the upcoming The Bachelor Canada. Channel Zero president Cal Millar told The Gazette the station also will air some programming from Rogers’s OMNI network of ethnic stations. Channel Zero also owns CHCH television in Hamilton, Ont. It purchased CHCH and CJNT from Canwest for $12 in 2009 after the struggling company (which also owned The Gazette) decided to shut down its secondary network of conventional television stations. Moore said he would not comment about the purchase price, but joked that it was “more than double” the $12 Channel Zero paid for it. CJNT’s licence requires it to broadcast 14 hours of local ethnic programming each week and at least 75 per cent ethnic programming from 8 to 10 p.m. But after the sale from Canwest to Channel Zero, the station stopped producing its ethnic programming. It has since been airing reruns – some of them three years old – of its local ethnic shows. The rest of its schedule is made up of music videos, foreign films and some low-rated U.S. programming whose Canadian rights haven’t been scooped up by CTV, Global or Citytv. Moore did not comment on any changes Rogers might propose for CJNT’s licence, or whether it would even continue to be a multi-ethnic station. “We’ll be spending the next couple of months in Montreal, speaking with stakeholders in the community,” he said. As far as local programming, Moore said it was still too early to tell, but it was unlikely the station would produce a daily newscast. “I don’t know that Montreal needs another English-language supper-hour newscast,” he said. Citytv stations outside of Toronto meet local programming requirements with morning shows. Moore said it was “a good bet” that a similar strategy would be used in Montreal. Millar said the sale was bittersweet for Channel Zero, which he said had been making progress building its audience with a new morning show that’s heavy on music videos. He said Rogers has been trying to buy the station since “shortly after we acquired it” and made multiple offers. But this time, “Rogers was more determined than ever to expand their national reach,” Millar said. “It was far more valuable to them at that point than to us.” Channel Zero had been in talks with a local producer to bring back some local ethnic programming this fall. Millar said he doesn’t know if those plans will continue as the company waits for a decision on the acquisition. Rogers said it would expect a decision by the CRTC in the fall. [email protected] Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Rogers+Media+buys+Montreal+station+Metro/6560252/story.html#ixzz1tuid8rb0
  5. Je me demande si ce projet va aller de l'avant. La Maison est sur les plans...de l’architecte Claude Cormier. http://www.claudecormier.com/projet/parc-et-espace-hydro-quebec/
  6. ‘Major renovations’ planned for Guy-Concordia station Reported on December 13, 2011 With a well-publicized cockroach problem, extensive water damage and what look like stalactites dripping from the ceiling, Guy-Concordia, Montreal’s third busiest metro station, will receive some much-needed repairs next year. “This is a major renovation,” said Marianne Rouette, a spokeswoman for the Société de transport de Montréal. “Due to the station’s state of degradation, and on the recommendation of our inspectors, we chose to prioritize renovations at Guy-Concordia in 2012.” Calling the station “safe,” Rouette said that the repairs would be part of a recently approved $250 million program to repair stations “at the end of their useful lives.” Work is set to start in January, when the STM will double the number of turnstiles at the heavily used Guy Street exit. Used by the majority of the eight million riders who pass through the station annually, the new turnstiles will connect directly to two Concordia buildings. The station’s other exit will undergo yearlong repairs. As of March, access via St-Mathieu St. will be closed for six months as the exit’s doors, lighting, ventilation, and drainage systems are replaced. The STM’s neglect of Guy-Concordia stands in stark contrast with the area above the station, where gleaming new university buildings and an ever-expanding network of tunnels have put record demand on the metro. “The university doesn’t know much about what is going on with the metro station,” said Jean-Philippe Plourde. “We are always trying to find out more, but we haven’t had much shared with us.” Plourde, the co-coordinator at Allégo Concordia, a program established by the Quebec government to encourage sustainable transportation at the university, wasn’t aware of the pending plans to temporarily close the St-Mathieu Street exit. (Concordia University spokesperson Chris Mota said she was also unaware of the plans.) “Guy-Concordia doesn’t help with the whole image of going underground,” said Plourde. “It can be uncomfortably warm, unclean and people are often sleeping on benches. No one will stop using the metro because of water leakages, but it’s part of a larger problem.” According to Plourde, 14 per cent of Concordia’s 50,000 students and staff still drive to the university daily. “That’s a lot of people for a university with two campuses that are well connected by metro and multiple bus lines,” said Plourde, citing a university survey from 2008. His goal is to lower that number. As an example of the lack of coordination between the STM and Concordia, Plourde points to yellow tape that has stopped riders from using the station’s main Guy exit since October. The university has been renovating the pavilion built on top of the metro station but the exit is scheduled to reopen in January, the same time the transit authority plans to start its own renovations. “Concordia closed the exit for security reasons, because they were worried about all the foot traffic walking under construction,” said Plourde. “You would think that the STM would have used the opportunity to do some work, but they didn’t.” Plourde did not want to comment on the STM’s plans without more specific information, however he expressed concern about the lack of elevators in the renovations. Concordia University student and The Link columnist Riley Sparks (who's written about Guy-Concordia's cockroach problem) doesn’t have much faith in the proposed renos, which include a series of functional repairs to the station’s lighting and ventilation. The STM has been short on details about any aesthetic changes to fix the leaking walls and ceilings. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” said Sparks. “A bunch of metro stations have been under renovation for a while and based on the rate of repairs, I won’t hold my breath. “I don’t understand how the STM renovates stations. They shut down Villa-Maria all summer, it didn’t look great at the start of the summer and it didn’t look great at the end of the summer.” Under the STM’s current plan, access to the St-Mathieu St. exit will be closed from March 5 to August 26, 2012. http://montreal.openfile.ca/montreal/text/%E2%80%98major-renovations%E2%80%99-planned-guy-concordia-station
  7. http://business.financialpost.com/2011/10/14/rbc-trades-bay-street-for-bay-view/ They are going to have a nice new place.
  8. Les projects Altoria et Waldorf Astoria Hotel sont mentionne dans cette article,que j'ai trouver tres interessante. MONTREAL – On the gutted eighth storey of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Andrew Torriani walks across white marble floors turned grey from dust. But despite the renovations under way, Torriani, president and CEO of the historic Ritz-Carlton Montreal, can imagine the hardwood floors, glass walls and marble finishes to come. After being delayed a year, and suffering $30 million in extra costs, he says, the Ritz's über-luxury residence and 130-room hotel project - when complete - will stand above the city's array of existing high-end condominiums. "It's the details - details you wouldn't have believed existed," Torriani said while touting the benefits of Ritz ownership to a reporter this week. The Ritz's 46-unit residence - to open about winter 2011 - follows the injection of nearly 280 other high-end condo units into the city since 2007. Plus, Monit Investments insists its plans for a $200-million downtown Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residence, with 100 condos and 225 hotel rooms, will go ahead near the corner of Sherbrooke and Guy Sts. These condos, which can cost millions of dollars per apartment, are developers' response to a robust market, aging demographics and rock-bottom interest rates that have incited buyers to upgrade their homes. Some hail the trend as a boon for Montreal as it lures the elite back to the city. Former SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. CEO Guy Saint-Pierre bought one downtown, while Bombardier Inc. Chairman Laurent Beaudoin was considering a condo at the posh Sir George Simpson. But several real estate agents, brokers and developers interviewed by The Gazette question how many luxury condos Montreal can sustain above the key $500 a square foot price point. "We really believe there is a limit in Montreal to the sale of condos over $500,000," said Richard Hylands, president of Kevric Real Estate Corp. which is building the more modest 115-condo Altoria project near Old Montreal. "Basically we're offering a very good product. We're not selling indoor golf or an indoor theatre. The people we are selling to want quality but not high condo fees." Real estate observers say the proof is in the for-sale signs. Despite offering striking views, private terrasses and hotel-style amenities, half of the 10 penthouses at Le Roc Fleuri on Drummond St. are empty - even though most of the 140-unit building is sold out. Meanwhile, five of the 31 condos at the Sir George Simpson building are for sale. Since late 2008, the Ritz project has sold 17 of its 46 units. "I think there is an over-supply of high-end condos in Montreal," said Pierre Laliberté, a specialist in condos with the real estate consulting firm Altus Group Ltd. "When you try to sell a condo for $1 million for more, there aren't a lot of buyers." Veteran real estate agent, JJ Jacobs, president of JJ Jacobs Realty Inc., agreed: "The $1,000 a square foot market is a high market for Montreal," she said. "There have been some very big sales, but it's only so deep. "Personally I don't know how many more the city can hold." Condo prices haven't dropped, however, because Montreal developers tend to have deep enough pockets to absorb the cost of the empty units, Laliberté said. Recently, Montreal's high-end condo market has exploded with a handful of new buildings going up between 2006 and last year. Many were bought by aging empty nesters eager to exchange their houses for the convenience of a condo. "There's going to be a portion of those buyers who are going to enjoy the downtown and they have the resources to do it," said Alan Marcovitz, president and chairman of the Westcliff Group of Companies, which built the sold-out Beaux arts condominiums on Sherbrooke St. Even during a time of economic crisis, Montreal's resilient real estate market coupled with low interest rates, also motivated third and fourth time buyers to upgrade, Marcovitz said. And with the economy improving, demand hasn't dwindled despite plans to slowly raise interest rates, he said. "Your typical buyer is in a significantly better position today than a year ago." But most developers agree that few buyers of ultra high-end condos worry about interest rates. "The challenge is finding the right buyers," said Daniel Lalonde, sales and marketing director for Le Roc Fleuri. "We have a limited pool." In Montreal, wealthy buyers have a wide choice of homes - either condos or houses. "They (high-end condos) sell, but you must really satisfy the buyers and this is a very discriminating clientèle," said Normand Lépine, vice-president of Groupe Lépine, which built Sir George Simpson, among other high-end buildings. "The developer shouldn't under-estimate the amount of effort required. You must really have the right project." Among the basics, high-end condo buildings feature a 24-hour doorman, indoor pool, and spa or massage room. Residents of the Ritz, the Crystal de la Montagne, and the Roc Fleuri's penthouses, have the added option of ordering in room service, getting their dry cleaning delivered, or even having a light bulb changed. The Ritz project - which will cost up to $150 million including key indirect expenses - offers residents a private concierge. It also has a back-up power system able to run the building at virtually full capacity in the event of a electricity failure, said Torriani, whose Monaco Luxury Hotel Management Co. is a risk-sharing partner in the Ritz project. But sales at the Ritz - which closed as a hotel in 2008 - started slowly as the recession discouraged prospective customers. Both the Roc Fleuri and the Ritz have attracted a significant number of foreigners - and these buyers feared for their stock portfolios and the future of Montreal's real estate market. "They postponed their plans," said the Roc Fleuri's Lalonde. "It reduced the amount of visits I got from out of town buyers." Faced with the recession and unexpected construction problems - workers discovered asbestos deep within the Ritz's walls - Torriani decided to revamp his plans on a more grandiose scale. To boost sales he brought in Liza Kaufman, a star real estate agent and managing director of Sotheby's International Realty Québec. While 2009 started off slowly, Kaufman said business at the Ritz has picked up. "If the building was already constructed I would have sold out yesterday," she said. Kaufman, who has sold countless multi-million dollar homes said Montreal is more attractive to foreign buyers than locals realize. "I think the market is evolving," she said. "We have to understand that our city has a lot to offer." Torriani said he isn't worried about a lack of local buyers with the financial means to live at the Ritz, which has an 8,000 square foot penthouse listed for $12 million. Indeed, Torriani left his job as Air Canada's director of human resources, to run the Ritz, where he once worked summer jobs as a dishwasher and waiter. His family, including veteran hotelier Marco Torriani, has a vast stake in the project's success. Before leaving the Ritz's construction site this week, Torriani passes by a swathe of blue and cream brocade wallpaper and wood panelling outside the 98-year-old hotel's former boardroom. The room, along with the hotel's façade will be preserved - vestiges of the Ritz's opening in 1912, when the city was booming and its status as "the Paris of North America" wasn't yet a cliché. Torriani insists that today's economic climate - including the success of the Cirque du Soleil and "Quebec Inc." companies - is equally ripe for the Ritz's reopening, both as a high-end hotel and as a residence. "I think we've seen a resurgence in the last five years or so," he said. "Montreal has a lot more wealthy people than you would expect." [email protected] thegazette.canwest.com Join Allison Lampert at our blog Inc. Ink for a tour of the Roc Fleuri's most expensive condo and see what $9.5 million will buy. http://www.montrealgazette.com/story_print.html?id=2759239&sponsor=
  9. Yesterday Rogers rolled out new data plans for use in Canada/US. 500 MB @ $35 1 GB @ $40 Plus it comes different forms of payment: monthly, 1 year, 2 year and 3 year. I might finally get data on my phone. It seems worth it.
  10. Source: Popular Mechanics When it comes to tall buildings, all eyes are on the Burj Dubai. That's because this month it became the tallest structure in the world—and it's not even done yet. But across the world architects have already come up with mega engineering plans vying to be equally mind-blowing. From shortest to tallest, here are our favorite 10 favorite skyscrapers under construction whose radical designs and eco-friendly architecture make up for a lack of height. By Kevin Hall Voir la liste: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/extreme_machines/4282558.html?page=1
  11. Après l'annonce de plans de sauvetage, les marchés boursiers ont maintenant l'œil sur l'état de l'économie et les craintes d'une récession nourrissent l'inquiétude, même si la volatilité diminuait mercredi. Pour en lire plus...
  12. 24 novembre 2007 Développement Griffintown Fiche - Projet particulier Dévoilement au plublic des plans préliminaires d'un projet particulier Près de deux mois après le communiqué annonçant la mise en service de Développement Griffintown, la division immobilière de la Ville de Montréal est fière de vous présenter le tout premier projet issu de sa création. Ces plans sont prémilinaires et sujet à des modifications. D'autres projets vous seront communiqués dans les prochaines semaines. La Ville de Montréal et Développement Griffintown vous remercie. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Metropolitan Montréal (Rue Notre-Dame/Rue Duke/Rue St-Maurice) Promoteur: Hotel Metropolitan Directeur du projet : M. Sylvain Desmarais Architectes : PCR Architectes & associés Adresse : 770 Notre-Dame Ouest Statut : Finissions des plans et préparation aux consultations publiques Début des travaux : Avril 2008 Fin des travaux *: Juin 2010 Type de construction : Résidences de luxe/Hôtel Nombre de chambres : À définir Nombre de d'unités : À définir Nombre d’étages : 32 étages Hauteur totale: 135 mètres Description: La première partie (basse) sera destinée à des chambres d'hôtel. La deuxième partie (haute) sera destinée à des résidences de luxe. L'aménagement paysagé en arrière de la tour comprant de nombreux arbres, un sentier publique, et une entrée pour automobiles. Le projet comprant 4 étages de stationnements sous-terrains. La tour est faite toute de verre, de deux teintes différentes. La partie sud de la tour est de la même hauteur que son voisin, le 740 Notre-Dame O. Premiers rendus : (Haut) (Côté sud) (Côté est) (Côté nord) (Côté nord-est) (Cours - nord-est) (Cours - haut de l'édifice) (Côté sud - cour arrière) (Facade sud-est) (Côté est - haut) (Cours arrière) (Rue Notre-Dame) (Cours arrière - St-Maurice) (Entrée arrière - est) (Cours arrière - Notre-Dame) (Coin Duke/St-Maurice) (Entrée sur Duke) (Entrée sur Duke - coin Notre-Dame) (Impact sur le centre-ville) -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  13. Ahead: A brighter horizon for Cabot Square Plans due; Downtown area in search of an identity Source: The Gazette Cty councillor Karim Boulos is standing in the Canadian Centre for Architecture, airing his optimism over a scale model of what is known as "the Cabot Square area" - a part of the Peter McGill district he represents. But the Cabot Square area is also a stretch of Ste. Catherine St. that makes many Montrealers wince. The thoroughfare between Lambert Closse and Chomedey Sts. has been this city's version of a picture of Dorian Gray, a pastiche of boarded-up storefronts, crumbling facades and grafitti that seems to have spread while other neighbourhoods renewed themselves. However, by this time next Monday, Boulos and the rest of the city will get a bigger glimpse of what might happen to the piece of downtown that's been in search of an identity for nearly a generation. That's when three teams of architects and urban planners will submit their versions of what should be done to revive the Cabot Square area. Boulos, Ville Marie borough mayor Benoit Labonté and members of an alliance of neighbourhood businesses and residents met the press yesterday to detail the attempts to revitalize the neighbourhood. The planning teams were formed after a collection of 25 business, property owners and residents' associations started the Table de concertation du centre-ville ouest. "The properties may be empty but the owners are still paying taxes," Boulos said. "They haven't left, they're waiting to see what's going to happen." The plans submitted by the teams will be judged by a jury that includes architect and Harvard professor Joan Busquest, Dinu Bumbaru of Heritage Montreal and founding director Phyllis Lambert of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. The successful submission will form the basis for an urban plan that will produced by the borough and submitted to public consultations. Boulos suggests that if everything goes well, changes in the district might begin "by this fall." And for Lambert, whose architectural centre sprawls across the neighbourhood's southern edge, change is what's needed for a district that spent decades losing more than it's gained. "Over the last years, this area has deteriorated miserably," she said. "There used to be the Forum and all those stores where the Faubourg (Ste. Catherine) is. ... But it just goes down the drain further and further. "Then there's the block ... just to the east of the Forum with the (Seville) theatre on it, which has been boarded up for years. "And this just destroys the whole area. People have no respect (for the neighbourhood), and why would you? People just walk down the street and it's so miserable." Lambert's nephew, Stephen Bronfman, is chairman of Claridge Inc., an investment company that owns the Seville Theatre block. Asked in October about the condition of the block, Lambert told The Gazette: "It is coming along. Slowly, but we are working closely with the city and other landlords in the area. It takes time to do properly." Labonté says a development project for the Seville block is under study by the borough's urban committee. Boulos has said in earlier interviews that a private investor plans to turn the block into student residences. "What I can tell you about this project," Labonté said, "is that that there will be lots of room for students - especially for Concordia University - and the design of the building will be quite impressive. ... I'm pretty confident this project at the Seville Theatre will start the renewal of this leg of Ste. Catherine St." A decision by the borough on which development plan will be used is expected in May. But final approval will rest with the city's executive committee. In the meantime, Montrealers and the people who own the storefronts that make them wince wait to see what's going to happen.
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  15. http://condosthenri.com/ CONDOS ST-HENRI À deux pas du métro St-Henri / Two steps away from St-Henri metro BIENTÔT UN NOUVEAU PROJET À ST-HENRI DANS LE SUD-OUEST DE MONTRÉAL Anciennement un quartier industriel habité principalement par une population ouvrière, St-Henri s'est aujourd'hui transformé en un lieu effervescent qui attire des jeunes professionnels en grand nombre. Ce nouveau projet de condos est situé à distance de marche du centre-ville, du marché Atwater, du Canal de Lachine, du nouvel hôpital CUSM et de nombreux cafés, restaurants et boutiques branchés. Condos St-Henri, un projet signé Groupe Quorum, offre un style de vie qui convient tant aux amateurs de nature qu'aux urbains dans l'âme. CONDOS À VENDRE Condos de 1 à 3 chambres sur 1 ou 2 étages ou avec mezzanine. Abordables, sécuritaires et versatiles! Balcon ou terrasse pour chaque unité Grande terrasse commune sur le toit avec un chalet urbain Ascenseur Stationnement intérieur Inscrivez-vous à la liste VIP pour recevoir les plans, les prix, promotions VIP et une invitiation au lancement en 2015! LISTE VIP CONDOS À LOUER Réservez votre condo neuf tout meublé, semi-meublé ou non meublé et personnalisez votre logement en choisissant les matériaux de finition, des armoires à votre goût, de même que les recouvrements de planchers et les couleurs du décor, selon vos désirs! Des condos tout meublés seront disponibles. Inscrivez-vous à la liste VIP pour recevoir les plans, les prix, promotions VIP et une invitiation au lancement en 2015! LISTE VIP Pour plus d'informations, veuillez contacter Constructions Quorum: Constructions Quorum
  16. Very very cool story. The building was constructed in 1929 for the Laurentian Bank. In 1975, the bank covered the building with chunky cladding made of metal and white stucco. Then, last spring, the overlay was torn off, revealing a striking stone building built in a Beaux Arts style, made of Scottish red sandstone. - The new owner plans to set up his son’s veterinary clinic in one of two ground-floor commercial spaces. - A third floor will be added to the building to accommodate 15 residential condo units. http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-diary-new-life-for-parc-ave-building http://histoireplateau.org/architecture/architectures_traditionnelles/facades/ancienneFacadeBeauxArts.html
  17. Un petit quiz proposé par The Guardian ... j'en ai eu 10/13 http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/sep/30/identify-world-cities-street-plans-quiz
  18. Multi-logements Concorde Ouest - 17 étages J'ai trouvé quelques plans d'un projet directement en face de la station de métro De la Concorde (littéralement, de l'autre côté de la rue, coin Ampère/Concorde Ouest). La tour est collée sur la voie ferrée et comprend 3 étages hors-terre de stationnement intérieur. Directement comme ça sur un site de constructeur, ça semble être du locatif. La densification de cet endroit est une excellente chose et Laval semble construire de plus en plus d'unités locatives. Pour le design, beaucoup d'entre vous n'aimeront sûrement pas, mais je trouve qu'il y a quelques angles meilleurs que d'autres. On a affaire à une meilleure "boîte" que le Logix, par exemple. ------------------------------------------------------------ Source des images (il y en a quelques autres, notamment les plans d'étages) : http://www.amlac.ca/projet/multi-logements-concorde-ouest/
  19. À la lumière de ce document daté de novembre 2013 et déposé à l'OCPM, la petite tour (à construire ?) sur la portion bureaux du Centre Bell serait toujours dans les plans de CF : http://ocpm.qc.ca/sites/ocpm.qc.ca/files/pdf/P72/3b.pdf 14 étages, 140 unités résidentielles
  20. monctezuma

    Apple new HQ

    Foster’s Apple Headquarters Exceeds Budget by $2 Billion © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple The estimated cost of Apple’s Cupertino City headquarters has escalated from an already hefty price of $3 billion to $5 billion (more than $1,500 per square foot), reportedly pushing back the original completion date to 2016. According to Bloomberg, Apple is working with lead architect Foster & Partners to shave $1 billion from the “ballooning budget”. Most of the cost is seemly due to Steve Job’s “sky-high requirements for fit and finish”, as the tech legend called for the 2.8 million square foot, circular monolith to be clad 40-foot panes of German concave glass, along with its four-story office spaces be lined with museum-quality terrazzo floors and capped with polished concrete ceilings. Although lambasted for his ambitious plans and “doughnut-shaped” design, Steve Jobs wanted to create a masterpiece that looked as good as it functioned, just like his products. During a 2011 presentation to the Cupertino City Council, Jobs stated, “This is not the cheapest way to build something… there is not a straight piece of glass in this building.” He continued, “We have a shot… at building the best office building in the world. I really do think that architecture students will come here to see it.” © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple The spaceship-like headquarters, as Jobs would describe, is intended to accommodate more than 12,000 employees. It will be one of six visible structures planned for the 176 acre parcel - including the headquarters, a lobby to a 1000-seat underground auditorium, a four-story parking garage near Interstate 280, a corporate fitness center, a research facility and central plant - all of which will be accessed by a network of underground roads and parking lots, hidden by 6,000 trees. In addition, Jobs envisioned the campus to achieve “net-zero energy” by offsetting energy use with 700,000 square feet of rooftop solar panels (enough to generate 8 megawatts of power), along with additional contracts for solar and wind power, climate responsive window dressings, and more (additional project information, including plans and images, can be found here). © Foster + Partners, ARUP, Kier + Wright, Apple Despite the cost, Bloomberg states, “There’s no indication that Apple is getting cold feet.” Site excavation is planned to commence in June. In related news, Facebook’s quarter-mile-long West Campus by Frank Gehry was just awarded approval from city council. All the details here. Reference: Bloomberg
  21. http://www.lapresse.ca/le-droit/actualites/ville-de-gatineau/201307/08/01-4668701-deux-tours-de-33-etages-au-coeur-de-gatineau.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_B13b_ville-de-gatineau_86608_section_POS1
  22. Hambourg devrait inaugurer sa Philharmonie le 11 janvier 2017, avec un concert de l’Orchestre symphonique de la NDR sous la direction de Thomas Hengelbrock. L’annonce faite lundi 12 janvier par la mairie laisse entrevoir la fin d’un long tunnel. L’édifice aurait dû ouvrir ses portes en… 2010. Le coût du projet s’élèvera pour le contribuable à 789 millions d’euros, contre 77 millions prévus initialement. Des vagues « de glace » à 110 mètres de hauteur Érigé directement sur l’Elbe, l’édifice est une prouesse architecturale dessinée par le cabinet suisse *Her*zog & de Meuron. La structure de verre posée sur un ancien entrepôt en brique évoque des vagues de glace qui culminent à 110 mètres. La principale salle de concerts, nichée à près de 43 mètres au-dessus du sol, a l’ambition d’être l’une des meilleures au monde : son acoustique signée du Japonais Yasuhisa Toyota devrait enchanter jusqu’à 2 150 spectateurs. Le bâtiment abritera deux autres salles, un hôtel de 250 chambres, 45 appartements de luxe et une terrasse offrant une vue panoramique sur la ville de 1,7 million d’habitants. > Lire aussi : Philharmonie de Paris, une gestation tourmentée Dès le début du chantier, en avril 2007, les contentieux entre la Ville (qui gère le chantier via l’entreprise ReGe), le constructeur Hochtief et le cabinet d’architectes se multiplient. La construction prend du retard, les différentes parties se rejettent la faute, la facture s’alourdit, la justice est saisie. Les travaux sont même interrompus à l’automne 2011, à la demande du constructeur, qui assure que le toit de 2 000 tonnes risque de s’écrouler s’il est construit selon les plans. La mairie, passée à gauche début 2011, engage alors des pourparlers. Au printemps 2013, un nouvel accord garantit la livraison du bâtiment pour le 31 octobre 2016 et une ouverture en 2017. Les coûts sont réévalués à 865 millions d’euros, dont 789 millions d’argent public. Depuis, le chantier avance sans incident. Des travaux démarrés avant la finition des plans Qui porte la responsabilité de ce fiasco ? Un rapport de la commission d’enquête du Parlement de Hambourg (la ville a le statut d’État régional) fait apparaître un manque de planification – les travaux ont débuté avant que les plans du bâtiment ne soient achevés, ce qui a conduit au chaos sur le chantier –, des chefs de projet dépassés, des coûts sous-estimés, un maire qui ne s’intéresse pas aux détails… Architectes, industriels, politiques, tous sont mis en cause. > Lire aussi : Philharmonie : « le temps dira s’il s’agit d’un bâtiment du Grand Paris » Dans un pays où d’autres grands chantiers sont en souffrance – aucune date d’inauguration du nouvel aéroport de Berlin n’est encore déterminée –, beaucoup d’observateurs mettent en cause les partenariats public-privé. Critiquant notamment le fait qu’un responsable politique (souvent le maire) soit généralement à la tête du conseil de surveillance de la société chargée de la gestion d’un projet d’infrastructure, sans compétence dans le domaine du bâtiment. Camille Le Tallec, à Hambourg A Hambourg, la Philharmonie de l’Elbe, projet grandiose et malmene - La Croix