BODY OF WORK

What do a theme park in Mumbai, a leading-edge gaming studio, a picturesque woodland spa and an international expo pavilion have in common? Out-of-the-box thinking, singular design and the promise of a compelling narrative. Below is a compendium of selected works by LAAB's Michel Lauzon, from small to x-large.

 

SMALL

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

OTHER WORKS | SMALL

Winning Entry | International Invited Design Competition.
Translation of the renewed brand promise and the Enter the stadium concept into a compelling flaghip exprience in emerging markets.

ADIDAS ENTER THE STADIUM FLAGSHIPS* | TOKYO, CHONGQING, GUANGZHOU

* Designed/directed by MLauzon President & CEO AEdifica.

Transformation of the visitor experience at the Olympic Statium Observatory, including user journey rethink, market strategy and financial pro forma.

VISITORS EXPERIENCE RENEWAL, OLYMPIC STADIUM TOWER† | MONTREAL, CANADA

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

3500 ST-JACQUES, LEMAY HEAD OFFICES | MONTREAL, CANADA

Innova Prize 2018, Urban Development Institute (IDU): integrated building, industrial and R&D
Conversation of industrial buildings into prototypical office building promoting leading edge sustainability and targeting Net Zero.

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† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

MONTREAL WOMENS’ CENTRE° | MONTREAL, CANADA

Orange Mention 2006, Heritage Montreal.
Renovation and extension of the existing centre to meet growing community needs and empower its users.

° Co-designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

Grand Prix du Design 2010 | Project of the Year 2010.
Concept and design development for a revolutionary floating spa concept on the St-Lawrence River, in the Montreal Old Port.

BOTA BOTA SPA-SUR-L’EAU° | MONTREAL, CANADA

° Co-designed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

Concept for a new exterior plaza commemorating the life and work of acclaimed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

OSCAR PETERSON MEMORIAL° | MONTREAL, CANADA

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

 

MEDIUM

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

OTHER WORKS | MEDIUM

LUMENPULSE HEADQUARTERS | LONGUEUIL, CANADA

Winning Entry 2019 | Architizer A+Awards Jury Winner in the Commercial-Factories & Warehouses category.
Iconic head office as brand manifesto for its internal contitutuents and as brand ambassador in the market.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

McGILL UNIVERSITY BENSADOUN SCHOOL OF RETAIL* | MONTREAL, CANADA

Partial transformation of the Bronfman building of the Desautels Faculty to house the new retail school featuring an innovative retail lab at street level.

* Designed/directed by MLauzon President & CEO of AEdifica.

BANK CONDOMINIUMS AT 221 ST-JACQUES | MONTREAL, CANADA

Innovative insertion of 16-floor residential condominium tower behind a heritage 19th century bank facade.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

GROUP MACH HEADQUARTERS | MONTREAL, CANADA

Office building featuring wood CLT structure, including integration of heritage brick facade.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

CANADIAN PAVILION EXPERIENCE, EXPO 2009° | SHANGHAI, CHINA

Design of visitor experience, user journey and schematic concept for the Canadian Experience Pavilion.

° Co-designed by MLauzon Senior Partner at NOMADE.

SQUARE BENNY RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX° | MONTREAL, CANADA

Winning Entry 2008 | Invited Architect-Developer Design Competition.
Multi-phase residential complex, featuring a wide array of residential units, semalessly integrated in the wider Benny Farm urban renewal project.

° Co-designed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

QUEBECOR WORLD HEADQUARTERS° | MONTREAL, CANADA

Renovation and complete overhaul of existing office tower to house the headquarters of media conglomerate Quebecor.

In consortium with Martin Marcotte architects.

° Co-designed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

 

LARGE

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

OTHER WORKS | LARGE

HAITIAN NATIONAL PALACE COMPLEX* | PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI

Finalist Entry | lnternational Urban Design & Architecture Competition.
Rebuilding of presidential palace of Haiti, proposing a new icon for the Nation, a narrative memorial and a commemorative garden for the victims of the 2010 Earthquake.

* Designed/directed by MLauzon President & CEO of AEdifica.

PEEL BASIN ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION & CASINO° | MONTREAL, CANADA

In collaboration with ARCOP, Claude Cormier Landscape Architect & Cirque du Soleil.
New entertainment complex featuring 1200-seat theater, casino, hotel and waterfront park merged into an evocative arch-like shape.

* Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

STM STINSON TRANSPORT CENTRE† | MONTREAL, CANADA

Silver Medal, Architecture Category, subcategory Concept | International Design Awards
Building as Brand Ambassador: next-generation sustainable transit centre and bus depot, including the largest green roof in Montreal.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

O’ MILE-EX OFFICE COMPLEX | MONTREAL, CANADA

Repositiniong of former textile factories into next generation office complex dedicated to technology, creative industries and AI sectors.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

WESTERN IMPRESSIONS TOURISM LTD MIXED-USE COMPLEX† | CHENGDU, CHINA

Finalist Entry | International Invited Architecture Competition. In collaboration with IBI.
Mixed-use complex integrating multi-unit residential, office, retail and cultural into a dramatic urban megaform.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

MSO CULTURAL & ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLEX° | MONTREAL, CANADA

Finalist Entry | International Open & Anonymous Architecture Competition.
Mixed-Use complex featuring Montreal Orchestra Symphonic Hall, Drama & Music Conservatories and new provincial government headquaters.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE

ALGERIAN NATIONAL THEATER† | OULED FAYET, ALGIERS, ALGERIA

Finalist Entry | International Architecture Competition. In collaboration with EXP.
Mirage-inspired scheme for a new 12 000-spectator Concert Hall and National Theater, next to the existing Opera House.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

 

X-LARGE

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

OTHER WORKS | X-LARGE

MARCHÉ CENTRAL RENEWAL* | MONTREAL, CANADA

Radical transformation of a legacy power centre into a sustainable and pedestrian friendly retail & mixed-use destination.

* Designed/directed by MLauzon President & CEO of AEdifica.

EL-MENIA NEW CITY | CONSTANTINE, ALGERIA

Winning Entry | International Invited Urban Design competition
Masterplan for the XX hectare expansion of the city of Constantine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, into a forward thinking and sustainable district.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

ROYALMOUNT MIXED USE DESTINATION | MONTREAL, CANADA

Masterplan for a 25-hectare integrated mixed-use neighborhood featuring retail,residential, hospitality, entertainment and commercial.

† Designed/directed by MLauzon Chief Creative Officer Lemay.

QUARTIER CONCORDIA° | MONTREAL, CANADA

Finalist Scheme | National Urban Design competition | in colaboration with ArchitectsAlliance & Diana Gerrard landscape architects.
Masterplan for the 5,3 hectare downtown Campus of Concordia University.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

OLD PORT REDEVELOPMENT VISION 2025° | MONTREAL, CANADA

In colaboration with Claude Cormier landscape architects.
Masterplan for the redevelopment and upgrade of the 35-hectare waterfront Old Port linear park of Montreal.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.

OLYMPIC STADIUM MIXED USE DESTINATION° | MONTREAL, CANADA

In collaboration with Régis Côté Group.
Vision and concept for a new integrated mixed-use destination beneath the plaza of the Olympic Stadium, featuring retail, hotel and office.

° Designed/directed by MLauzon Senior Partner NOMADE.