YOO

YOO 

Developed in collaboration with famed designer Philippe Starck, the YOO rises in the heart of the rapidly changing Griffintown neighbourhood. Clean, modern lines define this high-end residential tower nestled within a diverse environment of sleek new structures and gritty old factories. 

Location
Montreal, QC
Type
Residential, Architecture, Interior Design
Storeys
20
Surface area
127,800 ft² / 11,873 m²
Status
Completed (2017)
Collaboration
Philippe Stark (interior design)
Awards and distinctions
Grands Prix du Design 2019 : Terrasse et aménagement paysager résidentiel de projet domiciliaire / Architecture MasterPrize 2018: Landscape Architecture / Residential

Responding to the client’s wish to create a “vertical village”, our team based our concept around gathering and exchange – many common areas are thus distributed among the 20 floors of the building. 

The building’s generous setback, flanked by a tall concrete colonnade, provides room for large terraces and animates the streetscape. A public garden is also nestled within the space, giving a portion of land back to the city’s inhabitants.

The YOO was awarded the “Grands Prix du Design” in 2019 as well as the Architecture MasterPrize of Los Angeles in 2018.

Photo credits: Alex St-Jean and Adrien Williams

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