The INRS-Institute Armand-Frappier campus in Laval, Quebec, embarked on an ambitious project to establish a cutting-edge research and training pavilion. This versatile pavilion serves a dual role: accommodating advanced research laboratories and facilitating the INRS Doping Control Laboratory transition from Pointe-Claire. The pavilion spans over 5,700 square meters across four floors and introduces a striking two-story atrium intricately linked to the main campus building. This transformational design not only connects the spaces, but also repurposes the courtyard into a vibrant community hub.
The project's primary aim was to provide researchers with highly functional and state-of-the-art laboratories while fostering an environment conducive to intellectual growth and collaboration. This vision manifested through the spatial arrangement, with the labs thoughtfully divided into two wings for efficient organization. The sunlit atrium, serving as a central nexus, encourages spontaneous interactions among occupants, fostering a culture of shared ideas and innovation.
In a strategic move, the basement houses the vibration-sensitive doping control laboratory, effectively managing structural concerns without incurring additional expenses. Moreover, the design minimized the need for complex evacuation ducts by situating labs requiring extensive ventilation systems on upper floors. A noteworthy inclusion is the design of a CL-3 laboratory, showcasing the project's commitment to cutting-edge facilities. In sum, this project marks a significant stride in redefining research and collaboration within the INRS community, offering a dynamic space where innovation and collaboration thrive.
5 700 m2
GLCRM Architectes / Bisson Fortin
Bronze classification for energy conservation by the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)