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Le Crystal de la Montagne

Client Information

  • Name: Le Crystal de la Montagne S.E.C.

Architect Information

  • Name: Béïque,Thuot,Legault Architectes

Project Information

  • Location: Montreal, QC
  • Delivery Method: Construction Management
  • Sector: Buildings
  • Status: Completed
  • Completion Date: April 2008


With conference rooms, a futuristic hotel lobby, a 40-foot waterfall flowing from the mezzanine, this upscale residential / hotel project merges a variety of uses with elegance:
• 130 rooms and 50 residential condos
• 4 underground parking floors
• 3 storeys of commercial facilities
• 22 floors reserved for hotel rooms and private condos
The construction of this building presented particular challenges due to its unique architecture and its constraining environment:
• Concept of staircase terraces involving complex sealing elements;
• Unusual external envelope, comprising seven different envelope systems;
• Design of slabs from 225 to 250 mm thick with systematic removal of the edge beams;
• Excavation over 12 meters deep, directly on René-Lévesque Boulevard and Rue de la Montagne, requiring the construction of a Berlin wall;
• 7-meter high arch in the lobby of the hotel.

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