Station No. 1 Co-op

Coopérative Station No.1

Archi branchés – Extrait de l’Épisode 5 – Station No 1

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 5 of the series examines the Station No. 1 residential housing co-op, designed by architect Guy Favreau of the firm Ædifica.

Montréal’s first long-distance power station, this industrial building built in 1903 was repurposed into 74 social-housing units for families and small households. With deep roots in the Borough of Mercier–Hochelaga‐Maisonneuve, the building has been repurposed in keeping with best practices, contributing to the revitalization of the area, historically an industrial district home to the highest concentration of workers in the city.

Danielle Cécile, Division Chief of Program Management with Montréal’s Housing department, explains the city’s role in the development of social and community housing as well as the various challenges around this issue.

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.