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Stéphane Groleau

CNESST Head Office

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture
Firm LocationQuebec, Canada
Lead ArchitectAlain Tousignant (Coarchitecture)
Design TeamCésar Herrera (design architect, Coarchitecture), Mylène Bureau (assistant lead architect, Coarchitecture), William Leblanc (LEED coordinator, Coarchitecture), Pierre Lagueux (interior designer, LEMAYMICHAUD).
ClientSociété québécoise des infrastructures (SQI)

Located in the d’Estimauville eco-district, the CNESST head office plays a pivotal role in the sector’s revitalization strategy. With a surface area of 34,500 m² and an indoor parking lot with 640 spots, the building brings together more than 1,800 employees. Its work and lounge spaces are structured around an eight-story atrium featuring a wooden structure and a glass façade. The various technical challenges that were overcome are a testament to Coarchitecture’s innovative approach.