Salle President Kennedy, Montreal, Canada

Saia et Barbarese architectes  
Date Built
du Président-Kennedy Avenue
The building’s architects describe the President Kennedy Building as, “the principal element and flagship of the new UQÀM Science Campus, the streamlined 10-storey President Kennedy Building houses both teaching and research activities as well as associated private corporations including the departments of mathematics, computer science, physics, earth sciences, and electronics.  It also contains the Environmental Science Institute and the micro-computing laboratory for the Faculty of Science, the 3,500 square meters Science Library, a food service facility, and is linked directly into Place des Arts metro station.”

They add that the building’s major components are made from recyclable materials, "...  no foamed plastic was used anywhere in the building.  The thermal resistance of the elements of the building envelope exceeds those required by the laws regarding energy conservation.  Particular care was taken in the choice of glass which ultimately resulted in a reduction of the mechanical system capacities and thus in energy savings.”