The Gérald-Godin College project required the complete renovation of a centennial building and the addition of an adjacent five-storey building. The project also includes the preservation of certain architectural features of the former Domrémy centre. The conservation works mainly targeted the stained-glass windows, the old chapels and some terrazzo rooms. Nearly 40% of the Pauline-Julien gymnasium and auditorium are located underground.
Among the challenges encountered, Construction Socam was able to stay within the budget envelope, and the constraints related to a tight schedule and deal with the difficulties that come with underground construction.
The project has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Orange - Rénovations Sauvons Montréal 2000 Award and the Canadian Architect Magazine Award of Excellence in 1999. The project was also presented at the Vienna International Biennale of Architecture in 2004.
Saia Deslauriers / Génivel - BPR (structure - génie civil)
Dessau - Soprin (mécanique-électricité)
Saucier & Perrotte / Desnoyers & Mercure