The building echoes the innovative structures that marked Quebec's imagination when the 1967 World's Fair was held on the site of Île Notre-Dame.
The Terre des Hommes logo using the Y to represent men with outstretched hands remains an indelible symbol of the summer that marked the advent of modernity here.
The wooden structure proposed for the roof is based geometrically on this memory and reflects the city's desire to move away from the images and values usually associated with motor racing and more specifically with Formula 1.
The advent of new owners and executives at the head of the circuit has made possible the acceptance of this proposal, which corresponds to their desire to depart from the ostentatious globalised luxury in order to highlight the cultural and geographical specificity of each stage of the circuit and adapt it to emerging values.
The new paddock will accommodate up to 13 stables, each of which will have front access for single-seaters, drivers and technical teams, as well as a service access located at the rear of the building for equipment or for quick access to the redeveloped hospitality area.
Designed without a permanent division, the garage space is modular according to the needs of the teams at each edition of the Canadian Grand Prix.
Temporary partitions will be used to create the desired divisions and thus suit the technical needs of this constantly evolving sport.
Unlike the old control tower which was made at height to offer good visibility on the track, the new tower is arranged horizontally on 2 floors right in the building, as new race control technologies now require less direct visibility.