Formerly a golf course, the Bell Campus was under construction from 2004 to 2008. The buildings, covering an area of 800,000 square feet, are certified LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), and is home to more than 4,000 employees, with underground parking and to two tunnels that underlie traffic lanes.
Center for sustainable development
The land at the corner of Clark and Ste-Catherine, in the heart of the entertainment district, is now home to a 65,000 square foot building constructed from reused, recycled or locally produced materials. Over 37% of the surface of the building is windowed to let in natural light which significantly decreases use of artificial light and feeds the plant wall that, in turn, purifies indoor air.
Photos with the kind collaboration of the Centre for Sustainable Development.
Caisse de dépôt et placement
An office building of over 600,000 square feet, built in the heart of the Quartier international of Montreal to house the majority of staff of the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec. The construction of the Caisse is one of the largest projects in Montreal over the last 30 years. The erection of girders allowed the transfer of the building load to either side of the tunnel underlying the Ville-Marie highway.