STGM head office

The new STGM’s head office in Quebec is designed to attain a high level of sustainability and also focused on the use and management of materials and resources.

STGM Architects, Head office, Québec, Canada
STGM’s new head office is located in the Beauport borough of Quebec City, adjacent to the Estimauville eco-neighbourhood.
It is a 1,000 square metre two-stories structure that puts the focus on eco-friendly, architectural innovation. The building succeeds in offering an exceptional level of comfort to its occupants through the mindful integration of a longitudinal form, orientation to the sun, light wood structure, meticulously selected materials and efficient systems, while producing a low ecological footprint.
STGM Architects, Head office, Québec, Canada
STGM Architects, Head office, Québec, Canada

High performance concrete siding combined with Eastern Cedar creates an impression that is both simple and dynamic, with attention given to the relationship between solids and voids that lend the building an air of elegance that belies both time and fashion. From the first sketches, the designers sought to attain a high level of sustainability using creativity to implement the strategies necessary to reach LEED-NC Platinum level.

STGM’s new offices comprise two vast open-area workshops, closed offices, conference rooms, and indoor and outdoor meeting and rest areas. The longitudinal form, developed north-south, is sober and contemporary.

STGM Architects, Head office, Québec, Canada
STGM Architects, Head office, Québec, Canada

A number of features were included to reduce the consumption of drinking water. Through efficient water management, the building decreases the energy requirements of wastewater treatment plants. The strategies employed aimed to reduce the consumption of drinking water through the use of such water-saving accessories as low-flow faucets and shower heads, and rainwater to flush the toilets.

An ambitious reduction in energy consumption of over 60% compared with the reference building was sought through an innovative aerothermal design and recuperation of the building’s internal heat to curb demand on the distribution networks. A solar wall was also erected on the south-west facade of the building to preheat fresh air.

New STGM Architects head office, Québec, Canada
Program: office building
Architects: STGM Architects
Area: 1,000 sqm
Completion: 2015

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