This conversion of a six-storey dye factory into 84 dwelling units in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, included the complete dismantling of the building's facade for conversion to a new facade of precast concrete panels, balconies, bricks and windows from floor to ceiling. The "loft" unit concept includes European kitchens, exposed 12 feet high concrete ceilings and high-end finishes.
It was necessary to give the effect of corrugated sheet to recall the industrial use. This was made possible by the use of pre-molded rubber matrix.
The challenge of this project was to connect the facade elements to a slab cast in the 1950s. It was therefore necessary to ensure, by pull out tests, the capacity of the concrete slab to withstand the loads of this facade through chemical anchors installed on the slab.