Complexe Desjardins

Complexe Desjardins is a mixed-use office, hotel, and shopping mall complex located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the Quartier des spectacles area of Saint Catherine Street.[3][4][5] The project was designed to develop the eastern end of downtown Montreal, it is located in the quadrilateral formed by Saint Catherine, Saint-Urbain, Jeanne Mance and René Lévesque Boulevard.

Complexe Desjardins
Complexe Desjardins, Aug 31 2022.jpg
East tower and entrance to mall
General information
TypeOffice
Architectural styleModern
LocationMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Address150, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Coordinates45°30′27″N 73°33′52″W / 45.5075°N 73.5644°W / 45.5075; -73.5644Coordinates: 45°30′27″N 73°33′52″W / 45.5075°N 73.5644°W / 45.5075; -73.5644
Completed1975
Height
Roof152 m (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count87 (12/18/23/31)
Floor area418,154 m2
Lifts/elevatorsAscenseurs Labadie inc.
Design and construction
Architect(s)Darling, Pearson and Cleveland
Website
www.complexedesjardins.com/en/
References
[1][2]
Exhibition in the Atrium

Its architectural design consists of several towers housing offices of the Desjardins Group, Quebec Government offices and other companies, as well as a hotel, linked by an atrium shopping centre anchored by IGA. This design produces the effect of an indoor square. It is one of very few buildings in Canada to have its own postal code prefix, H5B.

The Complexe Desjardins is connected by the underground city to Place des Arts and the Place-des-Arts Metro station to the north, and the Complexe Guy-Favreau, the Palais des congrès de Montréal, and Place-d'Armes Metro station to the south.

The hotel in the complex opened as the Hotel Meridien Montreal in April 1976. It was later renamed the Wyndham Montreal, then the Hyatt Regency Montreal in 2003,[6] then the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal in December 2018.[7]

StructuresEdit

Name Height Floors Year Notes
Tour Nord (North Tower) 108 m (354 ft) 27 floors 1975 [4][8][9]
Tour Sud (South Tower) 152 m (499 ft) 40 floors 1975 [4][10][11]
Tour Est (East Tower) 130 m (430 ft) 32 floors 1975 [4][12][13]
DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal ca. 60 m (200 ft) 12 floors 1975 [4][14][15]

Monument à Alphonse DesjardinsEdit

Yves Trudeau's Monument à Alphonse Desjardins was located outside at the corner of St. Urbain and St. Catherine from 1975 to 1995 but since relocated to Parc Catchpaw, in Orford, Quebec.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Complexe Desjardins". SkyscraperPage.
  2. ^ "Emporis building ID 112418". Emporis. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins". Emporis. Archived from the original on August 1, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e Le Complexe Desjardins at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ "Quartier des spectacles | Complexe Desjardins". www.quartierdesspectacles.com. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  6. ^ "CNL Hospitality Properties, Inc. Acquires Wyndham Montreal, Re-flags Property as Hyatt Regency".
  7. ^ "Hyatt Regency Montreal Reflagged as DoubleTree in December 2018". LoyaltyLobby. 5 September 2018. Retrieved December 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Nord". Emporis. Retrieved 31 January 2011.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Nord". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  10. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Sud". Emporis. Retrieved 31 January 2011.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Sud". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Est". Emporis. Retrieved 31 January 2011.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Est". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  14. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Est". Emporis. Retrieved 31 January 2011.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Le Complexe Desjardins, Tour Est". SkyscraperPage. Retrieved 31 January 2011.

Further readingEdit

  • James Viloria (2011). "Complexe Desjardins". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  • "Le Complexe Desjardin". La Technique des Travaux. 51 (11–12): 239–248. November 1975.
  • "Le Complexe Desjardins". Images of Montreal. 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011.

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