Holt Renfrew HR2 / 2013

ArchitectJanson Goldstein Architects

Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew’s younger brand HR2 has opened a new store in Montreal. The 30,000 ft2 space occupies the terminus of the central axis of Montreal’s Quartier DIX30 development.

Front provided façade design, engineering, and custom perforated metal panel fabrication research services for this project. The pleated perforated metal panels are stiffened by their folded geometry. This unique façade catches grazing colored light from below at night, and the varying panel angles are accentuated by reflecting sunlight during the day. A catwalk is provided behind the panels for in order to allow for maintenance.