[Lemay - 61 Bells - COVER IMG] Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal

61 Bells

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Other Architecture
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
Project locationMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Lead ArchitectAndrew King
ClientSaint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

Highlighting the site’s rich heritage, the architectural intent is to frame the carillon as both a new and iconic landscape element and an acoustic enhancement: a musical instrument in its own right. The sound mapping of the 61 bells shapes an inspiring indoor ascension. The indoor journey unfolds into an architectural gesture in wood and natural light, guiding visitors upward through discovery, magnificent views and modern amenities. This ascent integrates new indoor and outdoor spaces that honour Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal as a landmark of cultural, religious and natural value.