Metamorphosis of the Montreal Insectarium by Kuehn Malvezzi, Pelletier De Fontenay and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes

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Project team
Kuehn Malvezzi.-  Wilfried Kuehn (Partner), Johannes Kuehn (Partner), Simona Malvezzi (Partner), Nina S. Beitzen, Yu Ninagawa, Jan Imberi.
Pelletier de Fontenay.- Yves de Fontenay (Partner), Hubert Pelletier (Partner), Yann Gay Crosier (Partner), Nathaniel Proulx Joanisse, Nicolas Mussche.
Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, Montréal Nicolas Ranger (Partner), Catherine Demers (Partner), Sylvain Morrier (Partner), Christine Nolet, Germain Paradis, Roxanne Rochette, Joannie Quirion, Marc-Antoine Bourbeau.
Museology.- Kuehn Malvezzi.
Landscape architects.- atelier le balto.
Electromechanical engineers.- Dupras Ledoux.
Structural Engineers.- NCK.
Civil Engineers.- Génie+.
Sustainable Development Advisor.- CIMA+ (LEED Certification).
Indoor and outdoor signage.- Kuehn Malvezzi with Double Standards.
Scenographic and multimedia coordination.- Go multimédia.
Execution and site supervision for museology.- La bande à Paul.
Special consultant for greenhouses.- Capital Greenhouse.
Tree preservation.- Nadeau Foresterie Urbaine.
General contractor.- KF Construction Inc.
Espace pour la vie.
3,600 m².
Competition.- 02.2014 – 07.2014.
Design.- 01.2016 – 09.2018.
Construction.- 04.2019 – 04.2022.
4581, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, Quebec. Canada.
C$ 33,260,000.
Curtain wall installation.- Unicel Architectural Corp.
Glass.- Multiver Ltée.
Aluminium.- Alumico Architectural Inc.
Hot-dip galvanized steel.- Groupe AESP.
Cast-in-place concrete.- Coffrage Alliance Ltée.
Reinforcing Steel.- Acier AGF Inc.
Electricity.- TBC Constructions Inc.
Plumbing.- Le groupe Charbonneau Inc.
Building controls.- Regulvar.
Shading system.- Les Serres Harnois Inc.
Butterfly net.- Raphaël Brien Inc.
Water cascade.- Soucy Aquatik.
Custom mix.- Produits de construction KING - Sika Canada.
Reinforcing Steel.- Acier AGF Inc.
Shotcrete installation.- Béton projeté M.A.H. Inc.
Interior systems.- Grondin Acoustique.
Epoxy Floor Coating.- Les peintres Multicouleurs.
Laboratory furniture.- Bedcolab.
Steel Finishing.- Groupe C&G Beaulieu Inc.
atelier le balto.

Simona Malvezzi, Wilfried Kuehn, Johannes Kuehn. Kuehn Malvezzi

Architects Simona Malvezzi, Wilfried Kuehn and Johannes Kuehn founded Kuehn Malvezzi in Berlin in 2001.

Public spaces, museums and exhibitions are the main focus of their work as architects, designers and curators. They realized the architectural design for Documenta 11, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin, as well as the Julia Stoschek Collection in Dusseldorf, which was nominated for the international Mies van der Rohe Award. The firm has designed the reorganization of a number of contemporary and historical art collections, attending to sensitive preservation issues for listed buildings, such as the Museum Belvedere in Vienna, the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt, the Museum Berggruen and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Berlin, as well as the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Brunswick.

Hubert Pelletier, Yves de Fontenay Pelletier de Fontenay

Founded in 2010 by Hubert Pelletier and Yves de Fontenay, Pelletier de Fontenay is an architecture studio based in Montreal. The agency has quickly established an enviable reputation as a designer of contemporary public projects. Pelletier de Fontenay has won two international competitions: the LOSBATES School near Prague and the Insectarium of Montreal, a project in collaboration with the Berlin agency Kuehn Malvezzi.

The firm has also been selected as a finalist in several local and international competitions, including the Crystal Pavilion at the Montreal Botanical Garden, the Mile End Hotel, the East-Northeast Artists Center and the Place des Montréalaises, in collaboration with The Office of Belgian landscapers Bas Smets. The work of the agency has recently been highlighted by the awarding of important prizes, including the Phyllis Lambert Scholarship and the Architecture League Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions for emerging North American architects.

Bernard Jodoin, Denis Lamarre, Gérard Pratte. Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes

Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes is a Montreal-based architectural firm, founded in 1958 by Bernard Jodoin, Denis Lamarre and Gérard Pratte. It now has a team of more than 130 architects, technologists, technicians, designers and other professionals under the leadership of Julie Boucher, Michel Broz, Catherine Demers, Martine Gévry, Sylvain Morrier and Nicolás Ranger.

They dedicate their practice to the design of architectural projects for the community —mainly in the institutional fields of health, transportation, education, research, and culture— as well as the realization of large corporate and government projects. The firm works on the conception of a human, sensitive, intelligent and respectful architecture with its environment, combining creativity, knowledge and innovation. He values the diversity and complementarity of the skills and experience of his great team members and perpetuates a culture of collaboration, inclusion, integrity and thoroughness.

It is in this spirit that the firm works with its clients and partners to create sustainable buildings. Sustainability manifests itself in a holistic way in all aspects of the building, be it in the flexibility of use, the durability of the systems, the general energy performance, the ecological footprint of the materials, the quality of life of the environments, the integration of the building with its environment or resilience to climate change. Winner of more than 165 awards of excellence and distinctions in architecture, the firm has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to design and build high-quality architectural projects.



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