[Lemay in collaboration with Elema - 425 Viger West - COVER IMG] Credit : Adrien Williams

425 Viger West

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
CompanyLemay in collaboration with Elema
Lead ArchitectJean-François Gagnon
ClientAllied REIT

Inspired by the rich history of Old Montreal’s Paper Hill, Lemay’s transdisciplinary team viewed the restoration of the Read Building as a contemporary expression of its original purpose and architecture. Demanding a new chapter that would draw on the preservation of its heritage while attuning itself to its present-day surroundings, retrofits preserved storied features while adapting it to the neighbourhood’s transformation. Unifying the past and present, 425 Viger today blends different perspectives and moments in time with a coherent mix of heritage masonry and modern steel and glass.