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Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense School



Achitecture

Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense School is one of the most significant designs by Eugène Larose in the realm of school architecture. The Art Deco style is apparent in the facade, with its decorative interplay of different colours of brickwork and its stylized sculptural reliefs depicting flamingos, children, heavenly bodies and nuns. The modern character of the school's facades is also expressed by the horizontal bands of windows.

The interior decoration shows off this style admirably, with many details designed or chosen by the architect. A concern for detail is noticeable in the geometric forms of the door handles, table bases, locks and balustrades, as well as in the stylized leaf motifs of the ventilation grilles, aluminium radiators and cast iron balustrades.

The school has three storeys, each divided into three wings separated by two stairwells. The main wing contains classrooms and service rooms. The left wing, originally designed as a residence for the teaching Sisters, is now rented to community organizations, while the right wing houses a gymnasium and more classrooms.

One of the distinctive characteristics of the school is its hallway, one side of which opens onto classrooms while the other faces out onto the courtyard, allowing daylight to stream in. The building has changed very little and maintains its original architecture inside and out.

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École Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense, bas-relief
Antoine Rouleau, photographe


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École Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense, bas-relief
Antoine Rouleau, photographe


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École et résidence Notre-Dame de la Défense, élévations et coupes
Eugène Larose, architecte

106.5 cm x 64.5 cm

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École Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense, bas-relief
Antoine Rouleau, photographe


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Escaliers en fer forgé de l'école Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
Isabelle Bouchard


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Grille de ventilation dans le couloir de l'école Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
Isabelle Bouchard


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Motif de redent sous les fenêtres de la façade de l'école Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
Isabelle Bouchard


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École Notre-Dame de la Défense, plan du rez-de-chaussée
Ernest Cormier, architecte et ingénieur

74.5 cm x 56 cm

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Balcon triangulaire de l'école Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
Bouchard Isabelle


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Plan de l'école et résidence Notre-Dame de la Défense
Eugène Larose, architecte

62 cm x 29.1 cm

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Bail entre J. Henri Comeau et Edwin Hardcastle, quartier St-Édouard

21.5 cm x 35.2 cm

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Contrat entre la C.E.C.M. et René Lafleur (entrepreneur) pour l'entreprise générale des travaux de construction de l'école Notre-Dame de la Défense

21.7 cm x 35.5 cm

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Relevé des soumissions de prix pour la construction de l'école et de la résidence Notre-Dame de la Défense

45.4 cm x 40.5 cm

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Contrat pour la construction l'école Notre-Dame de la Défense

21.3 cm x 34.2 cm