PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / High Rise Buildings
Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
Lead ArchitectJean-François Gagnon
Design TeamCollaborator : Douglas Cardinal, André cardinal, principal, valentin guirao, design architect, simon lemay, design Dalius bulota, project manager mylène carreau, lead landscape architect olivier morin, landscape architect
ClientCreeco inc. and Cogir

The 25-storey Odea tower highlights the presence of the Cree Nation in Montreal through a collaborative project that inclusively integrates and highlights their values and culture into its design and landscape through purposeful community engagement, setting a new precedent for Indigenous architectural identities in major Canadian cities. Carrying forth the Cree Nation’s principle of preserving the land, Odea incorporates strategies that promote environmental protection, carbon emission reduction, and user health and well-being throughout its mix of office, commercial and residential spaces.