Point Zéro – Real Estate Project in Downtown Montreal




Date of completion : 2012
Time for completion : 3 to 4 weeks
Scale 1 :100
Dimensions : 24″ x 10″ x 38″
Materials : Linden wood | Acrylic | Russian Birch plywood



This model present the first iteration of the Point-Zéro tower project in Montreal. It is located in the downtown area at the corner of Bleury and René-Lévesque streets. This building dedicated to luxury condos and hotel was composed of an existing hotel on top of which was added an almond shaped tower. Karl Fischer Architect ordered this model in order to present the project’s development to Point-Zéro. The model was made in 2012 and its fabrication lasted between 8 to 10 weeks. Its overall dimensions are 20 x 10 inches for an overall height of 38 inches.

First, the model, all elements of which are fixed, is at a scale of 1:100. This scale makes it possible to precisely visualize how the the tower will establish it sell over the existing building. Despite the possibility of having a significant amount of detail at the chosen scale, this model is fairly basic and rather presents the essence of the project in its work of volumetry and composition of facades.

The main materials chosen for this model are molded acrylic which represents the glazed portions of the project and wood. Also, the acrylic was sandblasted to obstruct the view of the inside of the model that was not made in detail. The wood is presented gross and illustrates in a simplified way the structure and the envelope of the project as well as the neighboring building. In addition, the base has been made of a massive linden wood block and illustrates the topographic context in which the project is implemented.

Finally, the model is protected by a transparent acrylic case.

Marriott Hotel Model - Overall view

Marriott Hotel at Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport in Dorval




Date of completion : 2006-2007
Time for completion : 6 weeks
Scale 1:150
Dimensions : 24″ x 30″ x 8″
Materials :  Styrene | Acrylic | Linden Wood | Russian Birch Plywood | LED Lighting



The Marrott Dorval project is located in Montreal, near YUL International Airport. Its design was entrusted to the Montreal firm Provencher Roy Architects. First, the model was commissioned by the architects to present the new project to the Marriott group. Subsequently, the model, which had been displayed in the US arrival area during construction, was relocated to the entrance hall of the hotel. It was designed between 2006 and 2007 and its execution lasted for about 6 weeks. The overall dimensions of the base are approximately 24 x 30 inches.

The model, all elements of which are fixed, is at a scale of 1:150. This scale allows to visualize the implantation of the project in the new United States terminal. The model also allows to convey the integration of the project with the large-scale work undertaken at the Canada-United States customs and border crossings following the reinforcement of security measures after the events of September 11, 2001. Moreover, the interior treatment of the model expresses as much as possible the great transparency of the lobby which is open over the entire height of three floors.

The main materials chosen for this model are styrene, because it has great plastic qualities and the ability to transmit colors faithful to those of the construction, molded acrylic and wood that was used in two ways. On the one hand, it is applied on the model to express its own texture, more than for its structural qualities. On the other hand, it is used for the construction of the context and the site to give a neutral aspect to the environment and bring out the model of the building. Then, all glazed part are made of transparent acrylic and a central LED lighting system is installed in the model.

Finally, the model is protected by a transparent acrylic box. To see the presentation of the project by Provencher-Roy http://provencherroy.ca/