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What is multi-residential construction?

A housing crisis is currently hitting the province of Quebec with full force. The demand for housing is therefore higher than usual. In order to solve this problem, solutions present themselves, including that of multi-residential construction. Already in Montreal, several construction sites that will become multi-unit towers have recently started up.

Moreover, one of these projects currently under construction will total 1700 units divided into two towers of 58 and 61 floors respectively. The other cities and regions of the beautiful province are not spared by these new constructions in order to create housing. In short, discover within these lines how constitutes a multi-residential construction as well as its various characteristics.

The definition of a multi-residential construction

A multi-residential dwelling is a structure composed of several dwellings, these can be in the form of rental units, condominiums or residences for the elderly. It is a type of construction that is increasingly carried out, particularly in metropolitan centers such as Montreal and Quebec, due to the demand for housing that has increased in recent years.

What are the advantages of multi-residential construction?

Being built in height and on several floors, multi-residential dwellings have interesting advantages as a whole. Here is a list of some of these advantages:

◦Due to their construction in height and on several floors, these types of constructions allow the space to be optimized. Thus allowing a maximum of housing built in a building of this type.

  • Sustainable buildings

◦Multi-residential residences are sustainable by the way they draw energy. One such technique is in the form of geothermal energy which involves taking energy from the ground.

◦By its hermetic insulation, the multi-residential construction allows to limit the energy and monetary expenses.

What is its architecture?

Like any building that is built, it has its own architecture. Viewed from the outside, most multi-residential homes have a modern appearance attributed to it by the use of the different cladding materials used. So here is another list showing the different architectural aspects of a multi-residence building:

  • Modern by the use of materials for the exterior cladding
  • Sustainable
  • Optimization of spaces in their division

◦In the case of a residence for seniors, common areas are set up in order to go out and create opportunities for social engagement between residents who are generally isolated. These spaces are usually in the form of cafeteria and entertainment room.

◦Natural spaces can be developed by providing residents with access to gardens.

◦In addition, large windows allowing light to enter during the day. Safe balconies are also fitted out to allow easy access to the outside from the accommodation.

◦Structures of this type promote the safety of its residents. Emergency exits are strategically placed, allowing safe evacuation in case of danger such as fire.