La Couronne

Century-old corner building – densified !

Located at the busy intersection of Beaubien and de Lorimier Streets, this compact two-storey building was next to an outdated car dealership. The development project added eleven apartments and two retail units on three floors and a mezzanine, all without compromising the original volume.
Intended to accommodate local shops on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors, the new rental building blends harmoniously into this human-scale neighborhood. The extension is built on the dominant alignment on Beaubien. On the first floor, the large windows open generously onto the commercial street. The entrances to the apartments are accentuated by recesses in the facade.
Light, the volume of the 3rd floor blends into the sky thanks to its large openings and its rhythmic silver metallic cladding. Strategic setbacks offer residents generous terraces that bring the roof to life. By linking the century-old corner building to its extension, this long horizontal volume “crowns” the transformation !


L. McComber – architecture vivante


Olivier Lord, David Grenier, Philip Staszewski, Patrice Lebel, Audrey Milette-Monier, Laurent McComber


Charpente Urbaine Inc.




Montréal, Québec


16 800 pc