Reasons for Galvanizing: Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Components Galvanized: All exposed structural steel including roof and wall elements.
"Since the project included many galvanized architectural structural elements, the quality of the work and its finish had to be impeccable."
The centerpiece of Repentigny's cultural space, the new Alphonse-Desjardins Theatre, named in honor of the founder of Mouvement Desjardins, was the subject of an architectural competition. Broadening the horizon were the words that inspired the design of this venue, which simultaneously embodies the river and the ever-expanding culture in Repentigny. This new multi-functional theater, judiciously surmounted by an observatory terrace offering a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, includes a modular auditorium that can be arranged in three configurations: traditional (capacity of 350 seats), cabaret (capacity of 250 seats) and standing room only (capacity of 600 spectators).
Since the project included many galvanized architectural structural elements, the quality of the work and its finish had to be impeccable.
The construction of the 35,600-square-foot building, made of steel structure and adorned with huge high-performance glass curtain walls on three facades, was entrusted to the Repentigny contractor L'Archevêque & Rivest. The total cost of the project is $17,957,816. The project required more than 392 tons of structural steel and part of the fabrication of this structure was awarded to our client Acier Sélect. Since the project included many galvanized architectural structural elements, the quality of the work and its finish had to be impeccable. In order to respect the unconventional architectural challenge of this project, an important coordination had to be done to integrate the wood ceiling to the steel structure.
Leading the design of the Alphonse-Desjardins Theatre, FABG Architects highlighted several ecological measures within this building. Indeed, putting forward the use of regional materials, rapidly renewable in addition to ensuring that they are recyclable, guided these architects in their choice of materials. Steel being the most recycled material in the world, with close to 90% of all structural steel coming from recycled sources and a recovery rate of 100%, there is no doubt that it was advocated and that hot-dip galvanizing was chosen as the anti-corrosive method for this project.
In addition to promoting access to culture for all generations, the Théâtre Alphonse-Desjardins will meet all of the region's needs, complementing the services currently offered in the MRC L'Assomption. It is a safe bet that many citizens will benefit from these facilities for decades to come, without any maintenance worries.
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