Saint-Charles Market is a development project that reimagines the purpose of the church building and adds density to its surrounding property while paying respect to the building that stands at the heart of the development.
2022 GOHBA Award Winner - Best Condo
Starry Night Wall
This magical wall surrounds the inner courtyard of SCM and is illuminated at nighttime with windows and backlit glazing, creating a dynamic backdrop for the church building.
The new building is clad in durable terracotta panels whose colour and textures are reminiscent of the heritage church brick facade.
Reinvigorating Main St.
Inspired by the history and culture of the surrounding neighbourhood, SCM is designed to harmonize with a dynamic streetscape.
Design Insight - Horizontal Homes
The development includes 54 condominiums conceived as single storey “horizontal homes” designed to be just as comfortable and spacious as single-family dwellings.
"We are happy to see the protection of the church and new activation for the main street.”
Only the second such system to be installed in Ottawa, it provides efficient parking for the development with very limited excavation needed.
Project Fun Facts
Project/Construction Manager: The Lake Partnership
Renderings: Hallett Visual
Photography: Justin Van Leeuwan