Quartier Général was designed so residents feel instantly at home from the moment they first set foot into the building. In addition to the privacy offered by every unit, the project aims to foster a real sense of community.
A sort of collective hub, the centrally located common areas encourage residents to interact and are one of the most valuable assets of condominium life.
The lobby: a space to share
Inviting and warm, the lobby masterfully connects the project’s two buildings. The indoor pool, fitness centre, and multipurpose room are all accessed from the lobby. As you enter, a comfortable, convivial lounge area greets you: the perfect place to study, work, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee.
Large windows bathe the space in natural light. The lobby also leads to the interior green courtyard and pedestrian lane, which bisects the project and is constantly animated by the comings and goings of neighbours.
The lobby’s layout shines the spotlight on an eclectic mix of furniture. Numerous plants complement the comfortable seating, and raw materials such as wood are emphasized to create an even more authentic aesthetic. Depending on the area, chairs and tables match their purpose: higher for working, lower for reading or relaxing.
The large window panes have a retro feel and the two-sided fireplace creates a warm ambiance.
Last, custom-made hanging lights, imagined in the same vein as a skylight, add a sense of fluidity without obstructing the natural light. The lamps by the window were also custom-designed and double as flower pots.
The fitness centre: a space to play
A state-of-the-art fitness centre is another addition to the project. It includes a workout room with cardio, strength training, yoga, and stretching areas, a dry and steam sauna, and a large indoor pool with green wall. Basically, everything you need to work out and decompress, all without leaving home.
While it is customary for fitness centres to be cold and stark, our sports facilities were designed to include raw materials such as wood, just like in the lobby. The result is space with a casual, organic, lively vibe, reflecting the project’s very DNA.
Numerous skylights provide natural light to the basement areas to make working out here pleasant regardless of the time of day. Large glass window panes divide the fitness room and the pool, creating a greater sense of space.
The pool’s white square tiles and the black line around its border once again add a retro touch, reminiscent of old public bath houses.
The pool zone of Quartier Général offers view of downtown
The rooftop terraces: a space to recharge and meet up
The two rooftop terraces and connecting passageway provide a large area for swimming, relaxing, and socializing. Partially composed of river stones, the floor has a warmer, less mineral finish than pavers. The abundant vegetation creates a suspended garden offering privacy and keeping things cooler in the summer. The project also fuels the desire to practise urban agriculture on a large scale.
The rooftop terraces are divided into three zones:
The pool zone
A very large pool zone offers views of downtown and different types of chairs are set up for relaxing. One side of the pool is decked out with pergolas and double lounge chairs.
The beach zone
The beach zone, complete with real sand, includes two fireplaces. It is decorated with light garlands and features numerous chairs and low coffee tables. Vegetation divides the zone into several more private nooks.
The communal table zone
This zone is for gatherings. It features a spacious BBQ area and large tables, set up under pergolas, where residents can work during the day or enjoy nice meals with neighbours in the evening.