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Raphaël Thibodeau

Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
Project locationMontreal, Canada
CompanyMenkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
Lead ArchitectAnik Shooner
Design TeamJean-François Beauchamp, assistant project manager / Bianca Chouinard, Frédérique Côté, Vincent Hudon, Thomas Lalonde, Estelle Vigeant
ClientBrivia Group & Tianco Group

Key component of revitalization of entire Îlot Overdale, vacant for more than 25 years, this major restoration project brings back to memory the history of the house and its famous owner, Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, the first French-Canadian prime minister of Canada East. The study and analysis of the heritage, historical, cultural, and architectural value of the residence, as well as the advice of experts, judiciously guided the design and execution choices. In addition to the house restoration, a large green space planted with apple trees evokes the orchards that long occupied the property.