Façade principale rue Notre-Dame
Entrée façade principale et détail revêtement extérieur
Détail de façade
Corridor commun et espace de travail
Logement type
Cuisine type
Appropriation de l'espace par une nouvelle résidente
Accès extérieur
Jardin extérieur et estrade
Intégration façade principale
Perspective 3D de la façade avant
Perspective 3D du jardin et de l'estrade
Plan d'aménagement rez-de-chaussée
Plan d'aménagement étage
Plan et axonométrie d'un module type
Conditions existantes
Installation des modules préfabriqués
Arrivé des modules préfabriqués sur le chantier
Les Studios du PAS

Nineteen affordable, high-performance housing units are built in Montreal’s East End for seniors who have experienced homelessness 

The complex challenge of this commission was to quickly build affordable housing without compromising its integration into the neighborhood nor its performance. Funding from the Government of Canada and the City of Montreal was granted in March 2021, through CMHC’s ICRL program. To meet the 18-month design-to-delivery deadline, the architects relied on standardization and prefabrication. Early in the process, close collaboration with the engineers and the builder aims to achieve quality housing, while respecting time and budget constraints. 

The two-storey layout fills a gap in the urban fabric of eastern Notre-Dame Street. The units are arranged on either side of a central circulation, forming a compact volume with a regular rhythm. With a surface area of less than 30m², the units are compact, but fitted out with plenty of storage and generous glazing that gives an impression of grandeur. The units’ loggias provide respite, privacy and fresh air for tenants. Flooded with natural light, the double-height lobby provides a friendly and inclusive welcome. The adjoining common room and its office allow the staff to ensure regular follow-up with the tenants. Outside, multiple vegetated rest areas reduce the heat island effect and multiply exchanges between users. Thanks to the organic garden, the happy residents have the chance to practice a productive and therapeutic activity. The colorful, high-performance, inclusive, vegetated architectural project, open to the neighborhood, encourages interaction and support for a vulnerable clientele. A winning formula to be replicated for sure!


L. McComber en collaboration avec Inform


L. McComber : Olivier Lord, Jérôme Lemieux, Josianne Ouellet-Daudelin, Laurent McComber – Architecture Inform : David Grenier, Élisabeth Provost, Amélie Tremblay


Groupe CDH, gestion de projet
Douglas consultants, ingénieur en structure
Martin Roy & associés, ingénieur électro-mécanique
Gravitaire, ingénieur civil


Gestion Etoc





Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal


11 082 sf