Inspired by the history and culture of the surrounding neighbourhood, SCM is designed to harmonize with a dynamic streetscape.
Saint-Charles Market is a development project with the aim to reimagine the purpose of the church building and add density to its surrounding property while paying respect to the building that stands at the development’s heart.
Reinvigorating Main St.
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.
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.
We designed a series of objects for the residences at SCM, at times repurposing materials from the church or taking inspiration from the building itself.
This reclaimed pew features an original end piece on one side and a detailed brass bracket on the other.
It's a conversation piece meant to connect people back to the church, its history and demonstrate the synergies between the old and the new.
With entertaining in mind, this chef inspired island wrap makes meal preparation and plating a social event.
Repurposing the original pews from the church, this elevated version creates bar top seating in the kitchen.
This multi purpose metal desk and shelf are custom crafted from powder coated metal with a wood top.
To be used as an office, library or media nook or a place to store and read cookbooks.
This planter is made from powder coated metal and transforms a balcony into a functional and private growing space. For herb gardens, vegetables or flowering plants.
Wood Screen Wall
This object is fixed to the floor and adds texture and warmth to the space.
It's a furniture piece that provides privacy using angled wood slats allowing residents to divide space functionally and beautifully.
Project Fun Facts
Project/Construction Manager: The Lake Partnership
Renderings: Hallett Visual
Photography: Justin Van Leeuwan