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ARTOPEX GRANBY - HEAD OFFICE | Luc Plante architecture + design

Granby, Canada

ARTOPEX GRANBY - HEAD OFFICE | Luc Plante architecture + design

Photo credit: Bastiani photography

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PROJECT DETAILS:

Project: Artopex head office
Location:Granby, Quebec

Client:Artopex
Architecture and space planning: Luc Plante architecture + design inc
Interior design: Cyr Cathcart interior designers
Structural Engineer: EXP Granby
Mechanical engineer: EXP Granby
General Contractor:IDEAL Construction
Project start date: December 2015
Project Completion Date: November 2018
Photographers:Francis Di Salvio from F6foto, David Boyer and Savitri Bastiani

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The recently modernized structure of Artopex's head office stands out in an industrial district that has seen better days. From the outset, the building's bright fire-engine red signage welcomes visitors with its vast floating volume. The old brown brick facade, which previously blended in with the surrounding buildings, is now covered with color panels in shades of grey, providing a refreshing, rejuvenating effect. 

Artopex's decision to transform its production using robotic, intelligent, and avant-garde methods required modernizing its installations and upgrading its workspace. With exponential growth, the company was short on office space, had inadequate common areas, and found that traffic could be optimized for the building’s occupants. In short, the site needed to undergo a major transformation to better meet the requirements of its occupants.

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It is at this point that a three-year partnership begins between Artopex and Luc Plante's team, where the amicable relationship will contribute to creating a building that fully meets the new requirements of modernization, format, and traffic flow. The frequent adjustments to plan preparation are a sign of the ever-changing evolution of their needs.

With only a limited possibility of outward expansion, the renovations had to make maximum use of interior space. The program developed by Luc Plante architecture + design miraculously boosted available office space from 12,000 square feet to 24,000 square feet.

The two priorities behind these changes were to ensure the well-being of employees and to become a high-quality exhibition space for all Artopex products.