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Project: "Stinson Transport Centre for the Société de transport de Montréal"
Company:Lemay
Designer(s): Louis T. Lemay, Pierre Larouche, Michel Lauzon, Yanick Casault, Jean-François Gagnon, Ramzi Bosha, Valentin Guirao, François Desmarais, Damien Leman, Jean-François Fortin Gadoury, Éric Gélinas, Steve Lesieur, Anne-Marie Brochu, Khalil Diop, Julie Cicciarello, Sammy Camacho, Marc-André Lemaire-Perreault, Maryse Ballard and Joao de Melo Medeiros, Canada
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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Entry Description: The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is the transit authority for the island of Montreal and comprises an extensive network of subway stations and bus routes, serviced by 7 transport centres dedicated to the maintenance and repair of vehicles. Due to strong growth of the demand for public transit, the STM has planned to expand its existing flotilla of buses by 300 vehicles and must thus plan for a new transport centre. The new centre will house an additional 800 employees and will target an ambitious LEED Gold certification. The design intent was to achieve a seamless weaving of the project into the surrounding urban fabric. Strongly related to its urban context, the designers proposed an integrating approach to building, site and landscape in order to create a singular and cohesive ensemble. This ensemble would simultaneously address urban integration considerations. The emphasis on drawing inspiration from context components such as the industrial language of the neighboring factories, providing a building that, despite its immense size (350,000 sq. ft.), would meld into the landscape and having a facility that would actively participate in the streetscape, thus helping the overall rejuvenation of the sector. The project features a multitude of sustainable design strategies such as: • Compact building footprint in spite of internal circulation • Internal circulation of buses to eliminate emissions to the outside environment • Radically efficient design of all vehicle circulation on site to reduce to a minimum greenhouse gases and carbon monoxide emissions • Permeable surfaces to reduce rainwater runoff • Extensive use of daylighting for all interior paces • Green roof and light colored roof membranes • Water retention on site (3000 m3 is kept on site) • 230 transplanted trees and 600 new trees • State-of-the-art “regent eco” mechanical system

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