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ACDF designs a precast concrete facade for Link in Montreal

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Architect: ACDF Architecture
Location: Montreal, Canada
Completion Date: 2023

Link, a brand new residential tower, has filled in an under-utilized lot in Montreal’s Shaughnaussy Village. The building took advantage of its location near four university campuses and serves as student housing.

The tower was designed by ACDF, a Quebecois firm that successfully argued for the preservation of three Victorian townhomes on the site. The surrounding block is characterized by concrete high-rises constructed in the mid-20th century. To that end, ACDF opted for a precast concrete facade. This material echoes the adjacent towers while paying homage to the neighborhood’s now all but by-gone Victorian architecture through the implementation of gabled and arched balconies.

It was through this mediation of different architectural eras that the tower acquired the name Link.