Siège Social d'Hydro Québec.
History and facts
To understand the importance that had the construction of this building, we must take a look back in the 60ies with the famous slogan "Maîtres chez nous" from Liberal Jean Lessage.
Construction of the national electricity power company headquarters on this boulevard was putting at the same level Quebecois knowledge near Canadian institutions.
Several peoples find this building ugly or just ordinary but a zoom out is needed to evaluate the skyscrapers, the work of Gaston Gagnier, very modern with its curtains walls and a particular green.
This building is also known as the housing Prime Minister's office when it is in Montreal.
Hall wall sculptures of the building were made by Jean-Paul Mousseau.
Desjardins Complex Area
This building is located in the «Secteur de valeur patrimoniale exceptionnelle Complexe Desjardins et Place des Arts» AKA : "Area of outstanding heritage value Complexe Desjardins and Place des Arts".
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Works cited, references and bibliography
Patrimoine en devenir: l'architecture moderne du Québec
LEED Projects & Case Studies Directory (USGBC)
Sur les traces du Montréal Moderne et du domaine de L’Estérel au Québec.
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