Sid Lee Architecture is proud to announce that Espace C2 has won the award for Best Event Spaces at the AHEAD Americas 2018, last week, June 12th, at Faena Forum, in Miami, FL. Espace C2 is now in the running for the AHEAD Global biennale, where regional award winners (Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East & Africa) compete for an overall winner in each category.
AHEAD is the new global celebration of hospitality experience and design. The awards are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the exceptional, recognizing design in all its forms and the guest experiences created in hospitality projects worldwide.
The winners are selected by leading hotel owners, developers, operators, architects and designers from around the world.
More information: www.aheadawards.com
Sid Lee Architecture won amongst world-class contenders :
Kimpton Everly Hotel (Los Angeles)
By Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill Architects / Rottet Studio
Public Arts at PUBLIC Hotel (New York City)
By Herzog & De Meuron / I.S.C. Design Studio
The Whitby Hotel (New York City)
By Stonehill Taylor Architects / Kit Kemp
“We have designed Espace C2 as the pinnacle of the new international business campus at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. We are deeply touched by the industry’s recognition of this avant-garde architectural project,” says Jean Pelland and Martin Leblanc, Architects, Senior Partners, Sid Lee Architecture. "Congratulations to Sid Lee Architecture's team and thank you to our client Ivanhoe Cambridge, and our precious collaborators C2 Montréal, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Pomerleau."
Espace C2 is the prototype conference centre crowning the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal – the centrepiece of the hotel’s business campus and a Montreal landmark in the making. Elevated above the hotel’s rooftop, Espace C2 is an iconic structure that pays tribute to the city’s creativity and potential.
The space, which offers breathtaking views of McGill College Avenue and the Montreal skyline, is poised to become a hub for the sharing and advancement of knowledge and ideas. The venue has a total surface area of 13,000 square feet and accommodates up to 220 guests. Inspired by C2 Montreal’s ethos and methodologies, Espace C2 is designed as an experiential venue for conference hosting, enhancing business creativity, networking and collaboration. Whether the venue is booked for client entertainment, team building or a leadership retreat, it can be configured based on a tried-and-true experience catalogue. The high-tech event space and its many possible configurations never fail to impress guests. The modular and visually striking Espace C2 inspires event participants to be bold, take risks and leave their comfort zone.
About Sid Lee Architecture
Sid Lee Architecture is an affiliate of the Sid Lee creative agency, with 600 globally active professionals based in the company’s Montreal, Toronto, Paris and Los Angeles offices. Founded in 2009 through the acquisition of the Nomade architectural firm, Sid Lee Architecture is led by architects and senior partners Jean Pelland and Martin Leblanc. The team includes some 50 architecture and interior design professionals.
Sid Lee Architecture’s recent collaborations with Ivanhoé Cambridge in the hospitality sector have been highly successful. The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth renovation project recently won two prestigious awards at the Grands Prix du Design 2018: Hospitality Establishment of the Year and Restaurant of the Year. And, in late May 2018, Sid Lee Architecture unveiled three new Extreme WOW Suites at the W Montreal.