Montreal’s abandoned Olympic Tower becomes an office space

Originally designed by architect Roger Taillibert, the building has been recently renovated by Provencher_Roy to host Desjardins’ offices, where light and cooperative spaces interact with concrete.

Provencher_Roy studio has worked on the renovation of the Olympic Tower for Montreal, Canada, originally designed by architect Roger Taillibert to accommodate sports federations. Left unoccupied since 1987, the building hosts now the offices of Desjardins, one of the largest financial institutions in Quebec, distributed on seven of the twelve floors. Aiming to provide a lighter space, the multidisciplinary firm added a glass curtain wall – that covers 60% of the facade – and removed the existing prefabricated concrete envelope.

Symbolizing the history of the tower and adapted to the stadium’s shapes, the space is conceived to offer a cooperative work environment, seen more as living place than a workplace. Windows provide an architectural promenade with views of the city and the stadium. The tower includes lounges, entertainment areas, coffee counters and a wellness centre.

Olympic Tower
Montreal, Canada
Office space
Desjardins Gestion immobilière
14,000 sqm

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