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Great improvements on two major points: 1) making the library accessible from Sherbrooke; 2) allowing the general public to see the classic Victorian architecture of the original library which is mostly obstructed by the extension. When I went there, you could see pieces of the original grey stone when walking through the extension but you knew there was so much more hidden away. I can't wait!

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Rendu additionnel: vue du coin Shbk / McTavish.

Ce projet est magnifique, surtout "côté cour". Et 165 M $ pour une université de classe mondiale célébrant ses 200 ans? Ce serait à peine 19 M $ de moins que la BAnQ, mais pour un immeuble plus élégant (sauf la partie sur Shbk et S de McTavish).

Si ça pouvait inspirer une surenchère architecturale pour toute éventuelle expansion de la BAnQ ou d'autres bibliothèques du GMtl, why not! 👌

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On 2020-02-22 at 12:10 PM, vincenzo said:

Does anyone know who the architects are?

Provencher Roy / Shepley Bulfinch / ekm architects

"The 2020-2021 academic year has been a leap forward for the Fiat Lux Library Project.  The Fiat Lux Project Office was established, led by Executive Director Robert Hamilton. McGill has engaged a trio of local and international architectural design teams: Provencher Roy, Shepley Bulfinch, and ekm architects. Provencher Roy, a multi-disciplinary, Montreal-based firm, have a rich portfolio of innovative and iconic projects. They bring significant institutional experience to lead the design team and are responsible for the overall project design. Boston-based architects Shepley Bulfinch are internationally recognized experts in library planning and design. They spearhead the functional and technical programming process and they are co-creators in design concept development. Montreal-based ekm architects bring in-depth knowledge of McGill’s campus and its Library to the table. “I am excited by the team of architects, engineers, and project stakeholders we have assembled to bring this project to life,” Hamilton said. “We have an excellent team to bring transformation and enduring value to the McGill Library.” It is a pivotal moment for the renovation project. The project recently received approval from the Ministry of Education and the Conseil des ministres to proceed directly to the planning and design (to 60% completion) phase."

https://news.library.mcgill.ca/2021-update-fiat-lux-library-project/

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