The office was mandated to plan a pharmacy on the ground floor of an existing building, which was originally the Canadian Historic Wax Museum, built in the 1920s. In 2004, a second mandate was received to convert the second floor thus expanding the existing pharmacy and increasing the floor area to a total of 21,000 sq. ft.
One of the most interesting features of this interior space is the spiral stainless steel and glass staircase visible from the exterior thereby drawing attention to the building from pedestrians along Queen-Mary and Côte-des-Neiges road. The introduction of the open staircase created a spacious volume with a new dimension, giving the space an element of grandeur.
Client: Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix
Director of Construction: Mike D’Ambrosio, Pharmaprix
Interior Design: Shoppers Drug Mart Design office & Dennis Simone designer