Sid Lee Architecture wins with a unique Montréal venue that sits atop the historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel and is now in the running for the AHEAD global biennale
MONTRÉAL, June 26, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Espace C2, designed by Sid Lee Architecture, took home the grand prize in the Event Spaces category at the AHEAD Americas Awards 2018 on Tuesday, June 12 at the Faena Forum in Miami, Florida. The conference venue crowns Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montréal, Canada and offers collaborator C2 Montréal's customized experience catalogue in its highly technological event space that allows for flexible configurations. Espace C2 is now in the running for the AHEAD global biennale.
As part of the major transformation of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth by owner Ivanhoé Cambridge, Sid Lee Architecture's designed Espace C2 on the roof of the iconic hotel. With a total surface area of 13,000 square feet and a capacity of up to 220 guests, the space offers an architecturally unique option for conference hosting and is poised to become a breeding ground for exchanging knowledge and ideas, all the while highlighting the breathtaking views on Montreal's vibrant downtown core and stunning skyline.
"We have designed Espace C2 as the pinnacle of the new international business campus at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel. Espace C2 is an iconic structure on the 21st floor of the emblematic building that pays tribute to the city's creativity and potential with a visually striking modular design that inspires guests," said Jean Pelland & Martin Leblanc, Architects and Senior Partners, Sid Lee Architecture.
"C2 is thrilled that this world class venue, designed by an affiliate of one of our founding partners, the Sid Lee creative agency, has been recognized at the AHEAD Americas Awards," said Richard St-Pierre, C2 President and CEO. "The award truly highlights Sid Lee Architecture's relentless pursuit of exceptional design in projects worldwide. This is the perfect, inspiring space to house our signature C2 experience."
In line with the city's pulse and the C2 ethos, the space has the added benefit of not only adapting to client needs but creatively adding to them through C2's signature activities. Occupying one wing of the uppermost floor and the hotel's rooftop terrace, Espace C2 offers a novel experience in the historic building and acts as a new business campus for Montrealers and an international clientele.
The C2 Experience
The venue offers hosts the possibility of adding options such as C2's immersive experiences to their booking packages. Guests are guided in developing a unique program that will creatively address the challenges facing their businesses. Fresh perspectives are offered in the space, such as talks from thought leaders in a variety of fields, collaborative workshops and masterclasses with renowned experts, atypical brainstorming sessions called labs, and one-on-one sessions.
For more images of Espace C2, click here. Photo credit: Adrien William.
For more information about Espace C2, visit: https://espacec2.biz/en/.
For more information about Sid Lee Architecture, visit: https://sidleearchitecture.com/en/.
About Espace C2
Espace C2 was conceptualized in the wake of major renovations on the hotel Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. Imagined by Sid Lee Architecture and Ivanhoé Cambridge, and built in collaboration with the construction company Pomerleau, Espace C2 is a unique space in Montreal, located at the 21st floor of the hotel. The space can accommodate up to 220 guests in a variety of configurations. Espace C2 will offer a novel experience for meetings and events, offering a breath of fresh air to downtown Montreal. This is a first partnership between the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and C2. For bookings: https://espacec2.biz/en/contact/
About C2 Montréal
C2 is a global convener on a mission to transform executives and organizations that are ripe for change ― whether they know it or not. In a collaborative context specifically designed to provoke collisions and spark new ideas, C2 gets leaders to challenge their biases, shift their perspectives and explore completely new ways of doing business. C2's reinvention of the international conference experience started with the annual C2 Montréal event, which was described as "challenging conventions" by The Economist and "a business conference unlike any other" by the Harvard Business Review. After Zurich, Milan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rome and San Francisco, C2 is now expanding its reach across all continents. See c2.biz for more information.
About Sid Lee Architecture
Sid Lee Architecture is an affiliate of the Sid Lee creative agency, with 600 globally active professionals based in the company's Montreal, Toronto, Paris and Los Angeles offices. Founded in 2009 through the acquisition of the Nomade architectural firm, Sid Lee Architecture is led by architects and senior partners Jean Pelland and Martin Leblanc. The team includes some 50 architecture and interior design professionals.
Sid Lee Architecture's recent collaborations with Ivanhoé Cambridge in the hospitality sector have been highly successful. The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth renovation project recently won two prestigious awards at the Grands Prix du Design 2018: Hospitality Establishment of the Year and Restaurant of the Year. And, in late May 2018, Sid Lee Architecture unveiled three new Extreme WOW Suites at the W Montreal.
SOURCE EGS Group