Adapting existing built forms - City Talks at the McCord Museum

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City Talks

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 12 p.m.

Adapting existing built forms: clash, contrast or continuity?

City Talks

It’s often said that the best way to protect heritage is to keep it alive and inhabited. Whether it retains its original purpose or finds a new one, an old building must undergo certain changes to meet current trends and standards. Among the avenues already explored have been renovation, restoration, expansion and facadism.

Join us live as experts in architecture and urban planning discuss various solutions to reconcile the identity and heritage value of a building with new needs and contemporary architectural interventions.

The presentation will be in French followed by a discussion period in French and English with the public. This is your chance to share your point of view on the issue!


  • Gilles Saucier, architect
  • Marie Lessard, Professor Emeritus, School of Urbanism and Landscape Architecture, Université de Montréal
  • Upcoming Speaker

The event will take place online on Zoom and will be broadcast live on the Museum’s social networks.


Free activity.
Register now: Zoom Registration • Facebook Event

City Talks

The City Talks series brings urban thinkers and builders together to discuss current practical issues related to urban planning and the city, subjects that are relevant to Montrealers.

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