[GKC Architecture & Design - La Maison Simons - COVER IMG] Stéphan Poulin

La Maison Simons

Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
Project locationQuebec City, Canada
CompanyGKC Architecture & Design
Lead ArchitectFernando Lozano
ClientLa Maison Simons in partnership with Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ

The Maison Simons project involves the design and construction of a state-of-the-art distribution centre with adjoining office space for a large chain of retail clothing and home decor stores. Its footprint was based on bioclimatic design principles to promote user comfort, energy efficiency and employee well-being. Floating above a glazed base, the solid volume is a seemingly weightless, cloud-like structure, a symbol of reflection, creativity and aesthetics. The aluminum paneling represents the interlacing threads of woven materials – a nod to the company’s fashion offering.