ACDF builds Panorama retirement residence for “subtle seniors” on outskirts of Montreal

Montreal agency ACDF Structure has designed a 30-storey tower to accommodate aged housing in Quebec that includes interiors which might be extra akin to a boutique resort.

The agency accomplished the mission known as Panorama in Laval, a metropolis that’s a few 40-minute drive from Downtown Montreal.

It contains a slender residential tower and a two-storey linear quantity on the bottom ground that homes a 32-room affected person care unit, foyer and quite a few facilities.

The advanced incorporates 286 residential models in complete, which incorporates 206 flats for impartial dwelling on the higher ranges, and 48 condominiums for assisted dwelling on the decrease ranges.

Lengthy glazed balconies and darkish home windows run alongside the north and south facades of Panorama, whereas precast concrete panels of various gray shades clad the east and west facades of the constructing.

“The tower invokes a visible interpretation of a cloudy sky hanging above the panorama,” mentioned ACDF.

The openings supply residents views of the environment, which embody the adjoining river Rivière des Prairies and the city of Sainte-Dorothée, and span Montreal’s mountain Mount Royal additional within the distance.

ACDF selected impartial furnishings and particulars that resemble boutique inns and eating places for the residences. Blue velvet curtains add a touch of color and had been chosen to evoke the river close by.

Decor consists of upholstered chairs, summary space rugs, marble facet tables and metallic chandeliers.

“We needed to keep away from the lure of institutional designs and, with Panorama, now we have constructed a heat and welcoming setting for autonomous, subtle seniors,” mentioned the agency’s co-founder Maxime-Alexis Frappier.

The lobby contains a double-height entrance clad in anthracite granite. Different particulars are pale wooden partitions, gray carpet and matching tiles. The communal areas are designed to be “accessible and unpretentious”.

“The tower’s inside was organised and designed across the idea of seamless move, and creating connections between the constructing’s tenants to encourage a break free from solitude,” ACDF mentioned.

Among the many facilities are an indoor swimming pool, a spa, a health club, yoga room, bowling alley, a golf simulator. One other room encompasses a sand bit for taking part in pétanque. One other room encompasses a sand bit for taking part in pétanque.

Residents even have entry to a library, non-public eating rooms and a espresso store, which options views of an inside courtyard. The care facility is organized in a circle round this central courtyard to permit for loads of pure gentle.

“Versus conventional institutional layouts, Panorama’s care unit encompasses a looped circuit that permits for perpetual ahead motion, versus the finality of dead-end linear corridors,” mentioned ACDF.

Panorama is the primary of 4 senior towers that ACDF is creating with Groupe Sélection, a developer that specialises in retirement housing.

Different properties for the aged embrace Wildernesse Mews retirement properties in Kent, a gabled white constructing in Belgium, a black Portuguese care residence and a linear, concrete construction in a Spanish village.

ACDF is led by Canadian architects Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud and Étienne Laplante Courchesne.

Its workplace is positioned Montreal’s Outremont neighbourhood inside a former manufacturing facility constructing, which can also be the house to lighting firm Lambert & Fils and Atelier Zébulon Perron.