Panorama: Retirement tower for "sophisticated seniors" by ACDF Architecture

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Architects
ACDF Architecture
Client
Groupe Sélection
Area
37,471 m² / 403,334 ft²
Dates
Construction Start.- 2017. Completion.- 2019
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Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud, Étienne Laplante Courchesne ACDF Architecture

ACDF Architecture. Architecture firm based in Montreal, Canada. ACDF received in 2010 a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture and in 2013, Maxime-Alexis Frappier, one of the firm’s co-founder, received the Young Architect Award from the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.

Maxime-Alexis Frappier graduated from the Université de Montréal School of Architecture in 2000 and received the “Canadian Student Architect Excellence Award” for her thesis project. In September 2006, he co-founded the ACDF firm, which has designed a wide variety of architectural projects in Canada and around the world over the years. As the firm's principal architect,

In 2013, he received the Young Architect Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The projects he has built have been widely published and have earned him several awards of excellence, including the Governor General's Medal in Architecture.

He has participated as a member of the jury of national and international competitions. Since 2005, Maxime-Alexis Frappier has shared his passion for architecture as a visiting professor at the Université de Montréal. He has been a frequent visiting critic at architecture schools and has taught at Ho Chi Minh City University in Vietnam. Frappier has also been invited to give numerous lectures and presentations. He has participated in the media, contributing to the public recognition of the profession. He presented a weekly segment on Radio-Canada's "L'après-midi porte conseil" radio show in 2012 and was a guest on the ARTV television show "Créer" hosted by René Richard Cyr.

Joan Renaud is a partner and core member of the design team at ACDF. Together with Maxime-Alexis Frappier, he leads the overall design of the firm’s projects. A strong bond was born out of the duo’s first collaboration in 2007 and resulted in the development of high-quality projects that successfully combine efficiency and aesthetics. Joan Renaud participates in several award-winning projects, including the Diane-Dufresne Art Centre in Repentigny, the Saint-Eustache Library, the La Malbaie Library as well as Parq Vancouver. He also led the design of many tech offices such as Lightspeed phases 1-2-3, Adgear-Samsung Montreal, Playster and Upgrade, which were granted many prestigious national and international awards: the Frame Awards, the Best of Year Awards – Interior Design Magazine, the Grand Prix du design, the American Architecture Prize, the Best of Canada Awards – Canadian Interiors and the Make it work Awards – Interior Design Magazine amongst others.

Étienne Laplante Courchesne joined ACDF in 2008. He develops complex projects, such as the Sélection Panorama in Ste-Dorothée, the Hotel Monville in Montreal, the District Union development in Terrebonne and a large spectrum of various mixed-use projects.

Act. 22.05.2018 - 03.12.2022.

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