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montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:16 am

Heading there in a few weeks to hang out and take some photos. Anyone got recommendations? Am compiling my own list of sights, but always interested to hear others.
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:43 pm

Fabulous city - loved it, really could live there.

Here's a few off the small digital point and shoot that I carry while drinking so apologies for the dark day and photographs. The main rolls of film will be later in the week.

This is the new Concordia vertical campus - KPMB

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and the Canadian Centre for Architecture - Peter Rose Architect

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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby helloinsane » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:28 pm

What did you think of Concordia? We're doing another one across the street from it soon.
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:42 pm

Loved it - a major landmark along that stretch of St-Catherine. Was really visible from our hotel as well. My photos don't do it justice as the light (such as it was) was fading fast, but I really liked the massing and the splash of colour, and teh way it hits the street. Quite a welcoming building I thought,.
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby helloinsane » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:47 pm

It's been fairly well received, as far as I know. Manitoba is very much the evolution of the Concordia design, should be interesting to see how well it finishes.

btw, I'll be joining my new employers out west as of the beginning of December. The appeal finally came through after five months...
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:25 am

Some more pictures

Churches first


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Very dark inside....
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1/3 scale copy of St Peters
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:26 am

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Anglican Cathedral
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:29 am

Assorted towers...

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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:32 am

and just some i liked,,,
There are more of everything but you'll have to wait until I publish the pages

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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:39 pm

Still have a few more late 19th century commercial buildings to name but this is more or less what's gonna be on the site...
http://canada.archiseek.com/quebec/montreal/index.html

mental note, finish the page on Toronto
http://canada.archiseek.com/ontario/toronto/index.html
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby L1 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:36 pm

KPMB building looks like the usual clumsy mish mash of oversized aluminium profiles to me. Attempt at definition with the fifties profile to the roof on top but otherwise in terms of execution, it seems rather poor.
Obviously without plans its hard to comment on what it achieves for its context or programme. Maybe this is just as good as it gets in North America.
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:30 am

Some more from the Olympic area....
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:13 pm

Heading back to Montreal for the Grand Prix in June, will probably grab some more shots of the old city
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby franksters » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:29 pm

you should consider to go by the TOHU building or center, the cirque du soleil have their training spaces in that area as well, it's a beautiful porject, the cirque is mostly paying for that ''district''
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Re: montreal mon dieu

Postby franksters » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:31 pm

There is always Westmount square done by Mies van der rohe.. but i'm sure that this was already covered somewhere in here!
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