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Montreal transit agency selects Blue Line extension station architects
The Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) yesterday awarded contracts worth CA$4.38 million to two architectural firms to complete the first phase of design for three stations on the Blue Line rail extension in Montreal.
The Lemay Bisson Fortin Architectes en consortium will design the Anjou and Pie-IX stations, and ACDF Architecture will design the Langelier station, STM officials said in a press release.
The contracts involve design of the use and layout of indoor and outdoor public spaces, facades of entrance buildings and all finishes.
The STM plans to achieve Envision certification for the stations. The certification requires building design to met criteria for natural light, easy maintenance, energy efficiency, water reuse, and adaptability to weather conditions, agency officials said.
STM will present an initial draft of the stations' architectural design to the public in spring 2020.
Design contracts for the two remaining stations on the extension, located at Viau and Lacordaire, will be awarded by Dec. 31.
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