Best of Canada Winner
The new headquarters of Creaform, a leader in optical 3D measurements and engineering, is located in Innoparc Lévis, an industrial park for technology and science businesses near Québec City.
Designed to attain LEED-NC-2009 certification, the building has an environmentally friendly layout that preserved green spaces and trees on the site.
Inside, in shared areas, a superstructure of exposed glulam beams and wood-plank ceilings rises above white-painted steel H-beams, an aesthetic emphasizing the building’s connection with nature.
The ground floor encompasses production-related activities. Upstairs, a Main Street-like circulation spine dotted with flexible collaboration zones and glassed-in conference rooms connects seven administrative-department “neighbourhoods.”
A large skylight bathes central spaces in natural light. Open work spaces lay along the perimeter of the building, giving all staff members access to daylight and views.
Exterior Metal Coatings: RMB
Steel Structure: Les Aciers Coudibec inc.
Wood Structure: Nordic structures