A project carried out by Complexe Desjardins
Powered by the Chamber with support from the Government of Québec
Aimed at reconnecting downtown workers to their community, Les Espaces temps is composed of reinvented immersive spaces set up throughout Complexe Desjardins.
Photo credit: Félix Audette
The project in a nutshell
Les Espaces temps offers workers the opportunity to discover Montréal’s artistic talent through three inspirational creative worlds. Initiated by Complexe Desjardins, SGM and MASSIVart, they are an alternative to traditional workspace design, offering greater balance between productivity and relaxation, sharing and intimacy, cohesion and individuality.
The different immersive spaces allow workers to reconnect with their community and stop time, letting visitors meet up with co-workers for a coffee break or enjoy some quiet time alone.
Three spaces, three experiences
Équinoxe, an installation combining stone and wood, is a flexible space that reflects a return to work that’s more connected to nature. Multidisciplinary artist Karim Charlebois-Zariffa invites workers to interact in this space, which appears to have roots and features large rocks rising out of the ground.
Teamwork and brainstorming are celebrated in the installation by Design Par Judith Portier. It offers a streamlined and contemporary atmosphere in which workers can meet and exchange ideas. Zénith is a collective creative space filled with light. On the floor, a grid pattern is inspired by the ubiquitous post-it notes that are essential for collaborative work. The bright yellow is complemented by a clever set of translucent fabric walls, which mark off the space and create privacy making it dark.
For its part, Éclipse aims to provide workers with a place to take a relaxing break. Through an experience featuring changing lights, created by experimental design studio Ottomata, the installation transports you to a timeless space. Arranged under a skylight with comfortable furniture of various shapes, it invites visitors to unplug from everyday life and recharge their batteries for a while.
Visit and discover!
April 4 to September 30, during business hours at Complexe Desjardins
Complexe Desjardins, Level 3 (Street)
150 Sainte-Catherine St. W., Montréal, QC H2X 3Y2
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About “I love working downtown”: A Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal initiative
The “I love working downtown” initiative, carried out with the support of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation, aims to deploy actions to accelerate the revival of downtown Montréal. As part of this initiative, the Chamber is focusing on supporting creative projects in private and semi-private spaces to enhance the downtown core’s attractiveness as a place to work.
With the financial participation of: