The series Archi branchés, hosted by Marc-André B. Carignan on Canal Savoir, is dedicated to architects and features tours of their latest achievements, as well as municipal stakeholders who contributed to the projects. Episode 7 focuses on the Du Boisé Library, designed by Cardinal Hardy/Labonté Marcil/Éric Pelletier Architectes in consortium, SDK et associés inc., and Leroux Beaudoin Hurens et associés inc.
The outcome of an architecture competition, the Du Boisé Library is a landmark public building in Saint‐Laurent Borough. Its distinctive design features an outsized black shell, which shields users from sunlightand, thanks to its acoustic properties, insulates them from the noise of the air traffic corridor above.
Serving a borough with a 60% immigrant population, the library has become a living environment accessible to everyone, delivering services and providing access to culture and information, all free of charge. Saint‐Laurent Borough Manager Véronique Doucet explains how citizens have made the space their own.
Archi branchés is a co-production of AGLA Médias and Bell Local in collaboration with Montréal’s Bureau du design and the Ordre des architectes du Québec.