The design of the building, by architect Maxime-Alexis Frappier, can be summarized to two words:
efficiency and flamboyance. The tower, located on the magnificent banks of the Rivière des Prairies river, will act as a beacon seen from afar and will offer astonishing panoramas of Montreal’s Mount Royal and scenic landscape. The height of the tower addresses the scale of the territory and will contribute to Laval’s future urban planning.
The leading idea takes roots deeply into the resident’s satisfaction, well-being, and the city’s future development. While the complex will host 286 units, the feeling of community and proximity to the surrounding nature will be omnipresent. Noble materials constitute the tower’s materiality: anthracite granite wraps up the ground floor, a reminiscent of the connection to the ground, while the tower’s inserts of concrete panels and floor to ceiling windows add a contemporary touch and contribute to the quality of elegant details that Mr. Frappier has infused in the building.
A nautical theme permeates the space with the use of local woods such as walnut, birch and white oak, soft fabrics and profuse natural light that bring a ‘human’ aspect to the design. Tailored amenities were planned specifically for the residents: pool, spa, gym, yoga classroom, bowling alley, golf practice, coffee shop boutique, marina and yacht club, library, kid’s room, polyvalent room, common and private dining room, and generous double-height living rooms, are all conveniently positioned on the first and second floors to offer splendid views of the facing river and landscape.
“The Panorama complex will offer quality over quantity, efficiency over dispersal, making a better environment for the seniors for their long years to live”.