Paul-Mercier Municipal Library
The Paul-Mercier library project took shape when MSDL Architectes won its design competition. The aim was to build an accessible, citizen-centred space that served as an extension of the home in the public sphere. A two-storey wood post-and-beam structure, it includes cross-laminated timber slabs on its second level and lower roof and a glulam decking roof. With a building area of 1,310 m2, the library’s structure contains 455 m3 of glulam and 225 m3 of cross-laminated timber for a total of 680 m3 of black spruce.