Thanks to new concepts included in its design and operation, the Villa St-Joseph promotes community living for its residents and greater mobility of its personnel. The Villa consists of three groups of residences, which form housing areas, giving it a community charm. Special care was brought to common areas, which gives the residents the impression of living downtown and enriches their experience beyond the walls of the Villa.
The building was constructed using modern technologies to reduce future energy costs. In addition, the building’s heating and conditioning system includes a closed circuit geothermal pumps including an underground geothermal field consisting of 40 vertical wells. The residents’ comfort heating is provided through underfloor heating, while air conditioning is provided through thermal beams.
The 74-room residence was built based on a residential design despite its major scale, which resulted in a more comfortable and less clinical atmosphere. To do so, the building’s structure is almost entirely made of wood. All internal systems, including lighting, ventilation, etc., were designed to promote comfort and welfare.