A distinctive office building for Pomerleau is once again the winner of a prestigious award, this time a 2017 Excellence Award from Quebec’s order of architects (OAQ), in the “Administrative Buildings” category. It’s a third win for the project this year!
To create the customized, three-wing building, located between a forest and a highway, Lemay redefined the language of the office environment, showing sensitivity to form, implementation and workplace quality.
In delivering the project’s architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable development, urban design and urban planning, Lemay was able to offer Pomerleau, the province’s largest general contractor, a work environment reflecting its own image.
The new offices exude the essence of their occupant’s culture and integrate well with the forest surroundings. In a nod to Pomerleau’s expertise and role of builder, Lemay made raw materials a central element in the design: natural pine wood siding, polished concrete floors, and reception furniture and railings made of raw steel plates. Exposed mechanical and electrical equipment reinforce this feeling, as does the design of the building itself, with its wood and steel structural framing resembling construction framework.
Pomerleau’s new offices in Lévis had already won two other awards this year: a Grand Prix du Design for its use of wood, and an American Architecture Prize in the Industrial Buildings category.