Piknic Électronik Montréal
Fourteen years ago, four electronic music visionaries created an event that revolutionized the Montréal cultural scene: Piknic Électronik. Just a few minutes from downtown on the picturesque Île Sainte‑Hélène, the Sunday afternoon celebration has become so huge that it draws top DJs from around the world.
To give their ever-expanding team a vibrant yet practical place to work, the producers contacted the architects at L. McComber. Located in a former clothing factory in the Mile End neighbourhood, the office has a wide bank of windows that wraps around the building. To make the most of this feature, workstations line the outer walls. This arrangement offers employees plenty of natural light and a sweeping view over the Jardin des possibles.
To make sure that everyone could enjoy the space, the architects employed three strategies: create semi-open executive offices for the four co‑founders, add multiple set‑back areas where people can gather casually, and offer a variety of small closed, isolated meeting rooms.
Creative and inspiring, Piknic Électronik HQ speaks to the values of the burgeoning company through its layout. Open, warm and inclusive, it provides the optimal balance between peaceful and lively spaces.