Boulangerie Guillaume II  |  

Barely two years after moving to Mile End, the famous Boulangerie Guillaume could no longer keep up with the high demand. To free up the bakery and increase the production area, the sales portion moved into the adjacent space formerly occupied by La Cucina restaurant since 1988. Standing in front of an imposing bread display, the staff serves the throngs of customers from behind a long bent steel counter. Running on a diagonal, the counter turns into a refrigerated display case with sandwiches and other grab-and-go items. At the back, tucked into the corner of a spiral staircase where the old pizza oven used to be, stands a floor-to-ceiling rack made from twisted steel containing a selection of products. By the windows looking out onto the courtyard, built-in steel benches provide seating for those savouring their baked goods. A small triangular loft with offices overlooks it all and provides a cozy space for baker Guillaume to take in his operation.

Architecture |  L. McComber ltée

Team  |  David Grenier, Olivier Lord, Philip Staszewski, Laurent McComber

Construction  |  Nicora, Menuiserie 1/32, Paul Duchaine

Location  |  Mile-End, Montréal

Year  |  may 2016

Superficie  |  1 600 pc

Photography  |  Raphaël Thibodeau