The M9 and the M9 Evolution, Phase 1 and 2, respectively, is a multi-use project located in the Faubourg des Récollets district between the St. Lawrence river and downtown Montreal, close to Old Montreal, the Bonaventure Expressway and Bonaventure and Square-Victoria subway stations.
Nomade Architecture’s design is marked by a contemporary style. The picturesque and colourful facade provides the building with a particular visual sequence.
Phase 1, with over seven floors (22.86m), is composed of 47 units running east-west, bi-level units and loft units. Living spaces vary between 65 and 158 sq. m. The first level is marked by small row-houses. A two-level underground parking with 50 spots was built to accommodate residents.
The design committee designed a structure that adapts to the different types of occupancy on each floor. As well, the abundant fenestration made the seismic design more complex. For this purpose, an elevator shaft and two shear walls were placed on either end of the building to resist lateral and torsional imposed by earthquake.