Technopôle Angus Eco-District

Montréal, Québec

Photo Credit: Provencher Roy

CASE STUDY

Research by: Nicole Brekelmans 

Edited by: Samantha Miller 

Case study compiled in 2019

 

 

Project: Technopôle Angus Eco-District

Type of Urban Strategy: Smart Cities, Circular Economy, Industrial Landscapes

Type of ProjectEco-District / Urban Village

LocationMontréal, Québec

Date Designed/Planned: 2012

Construction Completed:  2025

Designer: Provencher Roy with NIP Paysage, Vinci Consultants, and Pageau Moreal Associés

 

Technopôle Angus is community revitalization and sustainable development project. It involves the revival of a post-industrial area in central Montréal that once was flourishing with job opportunities. The project provides space for a new, innovative neighbourhood that incorporates residential, commercial, business, and sustainability within one district, therefore accommodating for social, environmental, and economic needs equally. Technopôle and its new eco-district provide residents with Québec's first LEED platinum-certified green neighbourhood (Technopole Angus, n.d.). Through a variety of strategies, the sustainable master plan will provide the community with affordable housing, increased job prosperity, outdoor living spaces, and ecological corridors. Potable water consumption and energy consumption will also be reduced by 40% through implementation of energy looping and water-management systems (Technopole Angus, n.d.). The new eco-district plans for a dense and walkable neighbourhood while also creating a permeable built environment that connects to its urban context and is flexible for future growth (Provencher_Roy, n.d.). Technopôle Angus is a strong example of smart cities, through its strong use of technology and systems to increase the neighbourhood’s self-sufficiency and energy reduction, as well as establishing urban agricultural techniques through edible landscaping and green roofs. This strategy improves the living environment of the community’s residents as well as activatea the neighbourhood in a way that has never been done before in Québec. 


“The Technopôle Angus project stands out for its team's dedication and involvement, and for its integrated design process. In addition to creating jobs, providing affordable housing and offering new public spaces, the project focuses on diversity and density to finance the ecological infrastructures.” (Technopole Angus, n.d.)