The consortium BCM2 architects, formed by CCM2 architects and Bilodeau, Baril, Leeming architects is proud to announce that Centrexpo Cogeco Drummondville is the Grands Prix du Design 10th edition Winning Project for the Public Establishment Category.
The Centrexpo Cogeco Drummondville expresses the avant-gardist side of Drummondville by showcasing an actual and contemporary image. The designers intend to show a progressive architecture according to the time of the day, a fully glazed building which reveals the activities and dynamism of the location.
Natural and artificial light is used to materialize and dematerialize walls and floors. Different opacities in the fenestration allows to filter natural light at daytime and shadows are thrown on the floor as the day goes by. At night, artificial light fills the hall, reflects and holds on to the translucent glass to make it look like a glowing lantern, telling the population that an event is held.
The Centrexpo Cogeco Drummondville has a 60 000pi2 exhibition room, divisible in three rooms, a technical sector to insure optimal functioning and a public sector to welcome visitors. Located on a site historically used for agricultural fairs, the Centrexpo keeps up the spirit of the site: private and public event holding.
About CCM2 architects
Established in 1963, CCM2 architects is among Québec City’s largest architecture firms. Experienced professionals and technologists have always formed a solid team that has never shied away from reinventing itself.
CCM2 is known for the quality of its work and its ability to provide distinctive and original concepts and its excellent professional services, focused on customer and user satisfaction and on quality architecture. Over the past fifteen years, the team's energy, creativity and constant search for new ideas has garnered the firm with over thirty awards for the quality of its work. Many of these were won at national level.
About Bilodeau, Baril, Leeming architects
Founded in 1983, Bilodeau Baril Leeming Architects is named on behalf of his three office founders: Jean-François Bilodeau (office of Trois-Rivières, 1998), Denis Baril (office of Drummondville, 1983) and James R. Leeming (office of Lévis, 2007 ), the grouping of 25 professionals and 5 partners.
Bilodeau Baril Leeming is an architectural firm carrying out various major projects in the following fields: Institutional, Multi-level housing, Commercial, Industrial and Residential. The firm has won quality awards in architecture from various organizations, at municipal and national level. The design of their projects is oriented towards the satisfaction of their customers, a high quality of design, a high technical quality and a concern for the quality of the human environment.
Official name of the project
Centrexpo Cogeco Drummondville
Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
Société de développement économique de Drummondville
Architecture: CCM2 architectes et Bilodeau, Baril, Leeming architectes
Stéphane Groleau photographe
Dave Tremblay/CCM2 architectes