Project — Institutional – Education
Address — 2700 De la Tour Road, Montreal, QC
Year of completion — 2020
Area– 3 444.45 sq. ft.
Station Polytechnique is one of the winners of the competition launched by the STM to solicit individuals or organizations interested in recovering MR-63 cars. The project involved installing an MR-63 metro car in the Lorne-M.-Trottier atrium of the Pierre Lassonde pavilion of Polytechnique Montréal. Essentially, the car was placed (parked) on a new structure close to the atrium’s stairs. The car is freely accessible to the student community and the layout provides flexibility to meet a variety of student-organized activities.
This innovative, motivating project involved some critical challenges and milestones, nevertheless the scope for manœuvre and limits, the sequence of installation, the techniques, the sequence of installation, and the techniques for dismantling and reassembling the curtain wall required special attention to allow entry and exit to the workers, equipment, and materials required to accomplish the work.