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Montreal’s Espace C2 shortlisted for AHEAD Americas Awards


Sid Lee Architecture is proud to announce that Espace C2 has been shortlisted, among four finalists, in the Event Spaces category at the AHEAD Americas Awards 2018. The gala awards dinner will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at the Faena Forum in Miami.Espace C2, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Sid Lee Architecture

AHEAD is the new global celebration of hospitality experience and design. The awards are dedicated to the relentless pursuit of the exceptional, recognizing design in all its forms and the guest experiences created in hospitality projects worldwide.Espace C2, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Sid Lee Architecture

AHEAD comprises four regional awards programs (Americas, Asia, Europe and Middle East & Africa) run over a two-year period, culminating in a global biennale where the winners of the regional heats compete for a grand prize in each category.Espace C2, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Sid Lee Architecture

The awards are entered, judged and attended by leading hotel owners, developers, operators, architects and designers from around the world. The 2018 Event Spaces shortlist:

Kimpton Everly Hotel (Los Angeles)
ByAwbrey Cook Rogers McGill Architects / Rottet Studio

Public Arts at PUBLIC Hotel (New York City)
Herzog & De Meuron / I.S.C. Design Studio

The Whitby Hotel (New York City)
By Stonehill Taylor Architects / Kit Kemp

Espace C2 (Montreal)
By Sid Lee Architecture

ESPACE C2

Espace C2 is the prototype conference centre crowning the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal – the centrepiece of the hotel’s business campus and a Montreal landmark in the making. Elevated above the hotel’s rooftop, Espace C2 is an iconic structure that pays tribute to the city’s creativity and potential.Espace C2, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Sid Lee Architecture

The space, which offers breathtaking views of McGill College Avenue and the Montreal skyline, is poised to become a hub for the sharing and advancement of knowledge and ideas.Espace C2, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Sid Lee Architecture

The venue has a total surface area of 13,000 square feet and accommodates up to 220 guests. Inspired by C2 Montreal’s ethos and methodologies, Espace C2 is designed as an experiential venue for conference hosting, enhancing business creativity, networking and collaboration. Whether the venue is booked for client entertainment, team building or a leadership retreat, it can be configured based on a tried-and-true experience catalogue.Espace C2, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Sid Lee Architecture

The high-tech event space and its many possible configurations never fail to impress guests. The modular and visually striking Espace C2 inspires event participants to be bold, take risks and leave their comfort zone.


Photos by Adrien Williams.