Oeuvre d'art Fondaction Montreal

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Client: Fondaction CSN 

Place: Montreal, QC


  • Structure design
  • Calculation of the loads
  • Verification of dynamic effects
  • Analysis of the effects of fatigue on the structure


The aluminum structure is 15 m high. It represents a chain inspired by The Union logo. To build a vertical chain subjected to wind, rain and snow, appearing to be in tension, was a structural challenge. The joints were not to be visible and as a result the chain is smooth and regular.

B.E.S. was assigned to design this work of art (thickness, welds), its anchoring. This type of structure is vulnerable to wind aerodynamic effects.