Pointe-à-Callière Museum | Glass Floor

Clients: Le Musée Pointe-à-Callière and Techniverre

Our firm is extremely proud to have contributed to this significant legacy from Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

As part of the permanent exhibition "Where Montréal Began" highlighting the remains of the first place of establishment of Montréal in 1642, ELEMA was commissioned for the execution in engineering of the structural glass floor and its fixtures in the new Pointe-à-Callière Museum pavilion.


TECHNICAL CHALLENGES :

  • Design for post-break resistance under a 3kN load applied on a surface of 50 mm x 50 mm (2 in x 2 in).
  • Design of exhibition boxes without metal fixation.
  • Design of 26 different glass geometries
     

NOTABLE SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATIONS :

  • Use of quadruple laminated glazing, whose first glass is separated so as to allow it to act as a sacrificial element.
  • The separation of the sacrificial glazing allows its easy replacement, avoiding the complete removal of the main floor module.
  • Design of aluminum support beams incorporating cable ducts, lighting fixtures and as ventilation ducts.

For more information about the exhibition...

 

  • Musée Pointe-à-Callière - Plancher de Verre
  • Musée Pointe-à-Callière - Plancher de Verre
  • Musée Pointe-à-Callière - Plancher de Verre