The University of Quebec in Montreal is an institutional project of about 31,300 sq. m. It was built to meet the academic needs of the University, most notably for the Psychology Department, student-life services, and to meet the need for additional classrooms and spaces for two auditoriums.
The achievement of this project also offers a better establishment on St. Catherine Street to several businesses and several underground parking.
In addition, a tunnel under St. Catherine Street connects the new pavilion to the walkway network of the Berri-UQAM campus. Costs and deadlines were respected.
The pavilion consists of three distinct buildings. The central block is characterized by an impressive suspended glass wall, a technical challenge for the engineers, which eliminated the need for more traditional vertical posts. While steel cables support the wall from the top, steel arms support the lateral loads.