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Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

Canada Architecture News - Jan 03, 2022 - 15:47   1380 views

Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired  Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

Lemay and Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal have revealed design for a new mixed-use scheme in Old Montreal, Canada

Called Odea Montreal, a 25-storey project is located on a site, owned by the James Bay Cree since 1995. Currently, the area has witnessed the revitalization of the neighbourhood and will reflect the Cree’s desire to participate in community development. 

Developed with the partnership formed by CREECO, the parent company of Eeyou Eenou Realty Properties Inc. (EERP), and Cogir Real Estate, the project will consist of 435 residential units, comprised of 264 rental apartments, and 171 condominiums for sale. Currently under construction at site, it is expected to be completed in the spring of 2024. 

Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired  Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

"We are extremely proud to work on this project with Cogir Real Estate, and for our communities to participate in creating benefits for their members and for future generations," said Derrick Neeposh, President of the Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company CREECO).

The project draws inspiration from the word of Cree, "ode", meaning canoe, which explains the subtle and stylized symbol of the canoe to be featured in the architecture.

The future occupants will be surrounded by bold and functional common spaces, including an artist's studio in collaboration with the Darling Foundry art complex, green spaces, two rooftop pools, and a sky lounge. 

"We believe this project will enhance the facade of Robert-Bourassa Boulevard," stated in a press release.

Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired  Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

"I am proud to see my nation’s contribution to the Montreal skyline with an innovative and forward-thinking project that will not only showcase the history of the Cree nation, but more importantly will also create space for indigenous organizations and entities," said Mandy Gull, Grand Chief, Cree Nation Government.

"The Odea Montreal project is the first of its kind and will be an economic driving force with endless opportunities for additional investment," Gull added. 

Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired  Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

"We are delighted to be part of this major real estate project along with experienced developer and visionary, Cogir Real Estate, that will provide a new cultural diversity for the City of Montreal," said Randy Bosum, President of EERP. 

"We look forward to playing an active role in this development, and we are optimistic that this project will be a success."

Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired  Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

Lemay and Douglas Cardinal reveal cree-inspired  Odea Montreal mixed-use project in Old Montreal

All images courtesy of Cogir Real Estate.

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