Architecture49 has recently completed a clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal, located on Nuns' Island, a green oasis in the St. Lawrence River facing downtown Montreal. The building, which boasts an impressive wooden framework, includes sheltered driving-range tees, a bar in the centre of a spacious lounge, a full restaurant kitchen, state-of-the-art golf simulators, a pro shop, offices and mechanical spaces.
Initially engaged to design a sheltered area that would allow golfers to use the driving range in inclement weather, Architecture49 worked closely with the client to extend the program to the creation of a unique multi-functional building. In the clubhouse's final form, the sheltered driving-range tees back onto the lounge and relaxation areas, creating a unique experience for golfers.
The clubhouse's architectural signature is a direct response to the nature of the project. The building's curve, echoes the driving range, harmonizes with the setting while meeting the needs of golfers working on their game. The exceptional size of the wooden roof's cantilevers, dictated by the need to provide adequate shelter from the elements, also led to the creation of a contemplative space for golfers. The plan's precision is evident in the clubhouse's ample windows and distinct arrangement of materials: zinc, wood and glass.
Photography: Stéphane Brügger