Atelier TAG and Architecture49 win Saint Joseph’s Oratory competition


Published: 8Jun2018

At a press conference on June 5, 2018, at the Oratory Basilica, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal revealed the winner of the multidisciplinary architectural competition launched last December. The jury followed a rigorous process to evaluate the offers from the four finalists according to well-defined selection criteria. The concept behind the winning project incorporates physical, historical and spiritual elements into the reconfiguration design for the inside of the Basilica’s dome and the museum spaces, which will give access to Montréal’s highest vista.

The members of the jury deliberated on May 15th and 16th, taking the time to appreciate the exceptional quality of the proposed projects. They made the unanimous decision to recommend to Saint Joseph’s Oratory the project put forward by the following team:

  • Atelier TAG (Manon Asselin [B.Arch. 1992, M.Arch. 2001] and  Katsuhiro Yamazaki [B.Arch. 1996], principals) and Architecture49, architects in consortium
  • SDK et associés Inc, structural engineers
  • Stantec Expert-Conseil Ltée, electromechanical engineers
  • GSM Project, visitor experience designers
  • CS Design (Conor Sampson [B.Arch. 1996, Adjunct Professor], principal), lighting consultant

“The winning team stood out for their in-depth analysis of the project and the ingenuity of their proposed concept,” said jury president Carlo Carbone, architect and professor at UQAM. “They had a clear, well thought out and pertinent approach. The jury found that they had demonstrated a particular attentiveness to the needs of Saint Joseph’s Oratory, with their project demonstrating respect for the existing infrastructure and an emphasis on the presentation of the sites.”

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