The New Maison de Radio-Canada
Completion date: 2020
Building area: 400,000 sq.ft.
Contract: Developer, Owner, Landlord
The CBC/Radio-Canada's Board of Directors has selected the Broccolini group to build the new Maison de Radio-Canada.
Broccolini has begun construction work on the new Maison de Radio-Canada site. Construction should be completed by late 2019. Site revitalization work will only begin once Radio-Canada moves into its new facility in early 2020.
"This is a major milestone in the new Maison de Radio-Canada and site revitalization project," said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. "I'm extremely proud of the plan we're presenting. Most of all, I'm confident in the public broadcaster's future in Montreal. The new Maison de Radio-Canada will provide our employees – and creators of all disciplines – with an inspiring workplace where their talent can thrive and flourish."
A creative hub for media and digital production in the city, Maison de Radio-Canada will remain the cultural, technological and community focal point that the public broadcaster has always been.
The new building will also meet the strictest environmental and sustainable development standards. Green spaces and rooftops, reduction of heat island effect, as well as eco-friendly water and energy management, are among the defining characteristics of the new MRC. CBC/Radio-Canada is to become a tenant under a 30-year lease.
418,000 rentable sq. ft.
One seven-storey tower
One four-storey tower
One four-storey atrium-style collaborative space
Technical store and support centre
"Radio-Canada" public square
Equivalent to Silver LEED certification
One studio and multipurpose sets for the newsroom
One large, modern, versatile TV studio (equivalent to the current Studio 42)
One large open-plan multiplatform space
Two multipurpose rooms visible from the street
Twenty-odd radio production spaces
Daycare centre (with outdoor play area)
Café with seating for 200
200 bicycle parking spaces
Showers and locker rooms for employees
250 parking spaces
Close to public transit (bus and metro lines)