Printed facade in a renovation in Quebec, Canada
Montmagny Courthouse is a great example for of a renovation project, printed by Laurier Glass. This project, in the province of Quebec, in Canada consists in maintaining 950m² of an historical building and add an expansion of 3410m² by keeping the central part of the façade.
The expansion is designed to showcase the historical aspect of the existing building. The LEED accredited professionals needed to ensure the integration of low-tech sustainable strategies and wanted to represent that through the new facades as well. The interiors were designed in a contemporary way, applying materials such as metal and wood, with a strong emphasis on wooded panels for doors and furniture.
In order to apply the same language at the exterior of the facade, they found inspiration in the interior design of the project, especially through the use of wood in the project, which was an essential material to combine with the old structure. Wooden panels were used for different applications, such as ceiling, walls, door and furniture.
The architects, CCM2+, wished to create a continues continued wooden theme at some areas of the facades, by replicating these wooden panels through high definition pictures. 6 different designs were printed on 170 6mm glass panels and installed in alternation, in order to avoid repetition on the same facade. The integration of Dip-Tech’s technology reflects the high ecological criteria of this building to gain LEED gold certification.
Groupe A + Roy Jacques architects
NUMBER OF PANELS
TYPE OF GLASS
Clear tempered 6mm