Partial Dose #1: Baie-St-Paul City Hall

I've decided to introduce a new, recurring feature on this page, what I'm calling Partial Doses. These will be like shortened versions of my weekly page doses, featuring a couple photographs, a little bit of text, and links; some may eventually end up on my weekly page. By shortening the format, they will encourage exploration by the reader via the links provided.

The first Partial Dose features the Baie-St-Paul City Hall in Qu├ębec by Anne Carrier Architectes:

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This project is a renovation of an industrial shed into a civic structure. The architects basically gutted the building, leaving only its structure which corresponded nicely with the new program, while also adding a glazed extension for circulation.

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A new canopy is the building's strongest element, shading the entry on the east side of the building and forming the building's main elevation. The overall design is very restrained, creating interior spaces with generous daylighting and views to the exterior.

Links (each w/images):
- Canadian Architect article on the City Hall.
-CISC-ICCS article on the City Hall, in French.
-CISC-ICCS article on steel and sustainability that features the City Hall, in English.