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UQAM – Biological Sciences building

Montréal, Québec

2006 ARMATURA Award

Photo credits : Vincent Brière


Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

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Year of construction


Work type

New Buildings


52 000 m²


90 M$

Located at 141 President Kennedy Avenue in the entertainment district and organised around an interior garden that spreads abundant natural light, this building rises four to nine stories above two underground levels. It includes research and teaching laboratories related to three main domains: ecology, biotechnology and molecular biology, and toxicology and environmental health. It also includes classrooms, lecture halls, multimedia rooms, offices, an animal house and related spaces. A research greenhouse, located on the roof of the lower part of the building, encloses part of the inner courtyard.

In 2006, the pavilion won the ARMATURA award in the “Institutional” category of the “Creating to Last” competition of the Quebec Reinforcing Steel Institute.

For this project, NCK provided structural engineering services under a joint venture contract with Pasquin St-Jean et associés.