Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio in Montreal, has moved to and old bricked factory in the former industrial area of the Mile-Ex. MU Architecture took on the challenge to develop a large “work and live” area for 250 people on two floors totaling approximately 45,000 square feet. As a booming, innovative company, Moment Factory wanted its workplace design to facilitate interaction and communication among staff. The spatial organization took the form of vast open and up-gradable spaces, linked and punctuated with numerous meeting rooms. Strategically placed, interstitial spaces encourage the development of ideas and creative concepts, while allowing employees to take time to relax and chat. My favourite aspect of the building is the cafeteria with its polished concrete floors - which appear to flow throughout the two floors except when faux grass offers a lusher alternative - and a lunch counter that resembles what you might find in a trendy city cafe. This looks like a fun and energetic workplace and your dog gets to come to work too.
Photo credit: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard