Queen’s Hotel complex, 1988
Architecture Competition
Montreal, Quebec
This multi-use complex occupies an entire city block of 95 000 square feet in downtown Montreal and includes the renovation of a turn-of-the-century luxury hotel built of red Scottish sandstone and brick.

In this project, the construction of two towers on the north side of the block, facing Saint-Antoine Street, is proposed in order to maximize the open space towards the south-west corner where a public park will be built. The two towers, of 24 and 42 storeys respectively, contain double orientation apartments on their upper floors and office space on the lower floors facing either Windsor Station or the outdoor garden. The Queen’s Hotel is converted into an apartment-hotel, preserving the volume of the former building and its neo-classical facade which, by its character, generates an axis terminated by a formal sculpture garden. An interior galleria links the many functions of the project which also include commercial space and a sports and recreational centre.