École Enfants du Monde, Montréal, Canada

École Enfants du Monde, Montréal, Canada

The building of the École Enfants du Monde in Montréal was constructed and inaugurated in 1961 under the name École St-Louis-de-Gonzague and was designed by the architect Gaétan Le Borgne. Featuring two upper storeys and a basement, the building has a rectangular shape and sits parallel to Rue Marcel.

It backs onto Parc Noël, which has a large number of trees. A row of mature trees borders the building’s front section. The Saint-Laurent borough saw an annual increase in primary school student numbers, particularly in the Bois-Franc neighborhood. This prompted the Building Owner, Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys (CSMB) to enlarge several of its schools – most notably the Enfants-du-Monde school.

By reason of the design diversity of Swisspearl® panels they decided to clad the École Enfants du Monde with this fiber cement material to give some color to the new renovated building.


by M. Martin Gagnon


by M. Martin Gagnon


by M. Martin Gagnon




Key Facts

Project Name
École Enfants-du-Monde


Type of building
Public building


Montréal,Québec Canada


Building owner
Commission scolaire Marguerite -Bourgeoys Montréal


Birtz Bastien Beaudoin Laforest Architectes


Generalt Contractor
3845 Leman Laval Québec


Façade erector:
Construction Gamarco inc.


M. Martin Gagnon | Forme Studio | Québec


Swisspearl® Products
SIGMA 8/12 CARAT Black Opal 7024
SIGMA 8/12 CARAT Coral 7032
SIGMA 8/12 CARAT Onyx 7099


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