Montreal’s iconic Olympic Stadium is sporting a new look.
Thirty years after its initial construction, the stadium’s 541 foot tower has been revamped, both inside and out, as it hosts new offices for Desjardins’ AccèsD.
Amidst the announcement of a new roof, the tower’s renovation included the removal of concrete panels that covered a large section of the tower’s outer walls that were replaced with 580 self-cleaning floor-to-ceiling windows.
“Designed by architect Roger Taillibert, the original tower employed prefab concrete panels pierced with vertical strips of windows to provide zenithal lighting,” reads architectural firm Provencher Roy’s website. ‘To convert the premises into office space, it was necessary to allow more natural light in. The architectural solution retained—the curtain wall—helps achieve a transparency that reveals the activities and the life that inhabit the Olympic Stadium.”
The project includes the restoration of the concrete, steel, and envelope membranes as well as the construction of a private entrance for access to the tower and the addition of four elevators.
Provencher Roy posted before and after pictures of the world’s tallest inclined tower onto social media:
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Here are previously published renderings of what the Desjardins offices look like:
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