La Maison Simons Department Store

PROJECT:

La Maison Simons Department Store

LOCATION:

Sherbrooke, Quebec

APPLICATION:

Cladding

ARCHITECT:

The International Design Group, Toronto, with Lemay Michaud Architecture Design, Quebec City

CONTRACTOR:

Fermar Inc., Ste-Catherine of Hatley, Quebec

METAL SUPPLIER:

Canadian Brass & Copper Ltd., Concord, Ontario


DESCRIPTION:

La Maison Simons chain of fashion department stores location in Sherbrooke, Quebec, features an expressive, copper-clad façade at the entrance, consisting of a series of organic shapes that appear to grow out of the ground. The shapes are clad in small 16-oz. copper
squares, and because of the various curves of the structure, they reflect light and create colours that vary over the exterior of the store.


Adapted from Canadian Copper, No.146