Saint-Eustache Library / ACDF*

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Architects: ACDF* Architecture
Location: Saint-Eustache, QC,
Design Team: Maxime Frappier, Joan Renaud, Laurence Lebeux, Martin Champagne, Marc-André Plourde, Matthew Belaen, Robert Dequoy, Laurence Lessard, Véronique Taillefer
Structure: SDK
Civil Engineering: Marchand Houle
Landscape: Plannex
General Contractor: OPRON Construction
Area: 2,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: James Brittain

Saint-Eustache Library/ ACDF*

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ACDF* has shared with us their design for the new library at Saint-Eustache, which is north of Montréal, . The library is founded on the notion of creating a contemporary project that also shares a story that reveals the historic value of its site. The project symbolizes the reconciliation between the urban form of the Saint-Eustache as it is today, and the history of the riverside site. The concept for the project further integrates fundamental ecologically responsible principles which focus on building compactness, energy economy, and the use of high quality, sustainable materials ensuring the permanence of the project. More images and architect’s description after the break.