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Collège Sainte-Anne Campus's Recognition at the 2023 Grands Prix du Design

College Ste-Anne Interior Stairwell
Maxime Brouillet

The Collège Sainte-Anne Campus has won Gold Certification at the 2023 Grands Prix du design, a global competition that honors excellence and talent in the creative industry. Established in 2007 in Montreal, the competition originally focused on recognizing exemplary practices of Quebec designers and architects. Since its expansion to a worldwide scope in 2020, the awards have become a platform for international visibility and promotional opportunities. This award not only highlights Architecture49's design capabilities but also underscores the global impact of our team’s work.

In partnership with Atelier Pierre Thibault, the new Collège Sainte-Anne Campus was destined to become an innovative and more human vision of education through bright, open, environments promoting collaboration, wellness, creativity and quality teaching. The new schools include open collaborative spaces, learning spaces, creative labs, a gymnasium and concentration spaces. The building also features exterior perimeter walkways on all levels, extending the learning spaces outside. The goal of this approach was to make the new facility a comfortable living environment that promotes student educational success through unique interior space diversity and typologies, an abundance of natural light throughout the buildings, and the integration of wood, among other things.

The Gold Certification at the 2023 Grands Prix du Design marks a significant achievement for the Collège Sainte-Anne Campus, a testament to the innovative and human-centric vision of education realized by Architecture49 in collaboration with Atelier Pierre Thibault. We are honored that the project has received this recognition, affirming our commitment to creating learning environments that transcend conventional boundaries and inspire a new era of education.

The Collège Sainte-Anne Campus has received Zero Carbon Building certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) and subsequently was awarded the Zero Carbon Design Award at the 2023 CAGBC Awards in the Green Building Excellence Category (full story here). Next week, the project will also be presented at the upcoming Building Lasting Change conference.

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