Client: Gestion Rivière du Diable

Completion Date: January 2009

Program: A10,000-square-foot urban spa.

Design concept and solution: Located in historic Montreal, Scandinave Les Bains Vieux- Montréal is designed to engage the body’s senses through thermal therapy. The former warehouse building, reconstructed half a century ago after extensive fire damage,, now features a program for healing and relaxation. The program of the ground-level spa was created to evoke the sensations of hot and cold. White angular masses and ivory marble mosaics mimic glacial topography; while heated black slate cantilevered benches and angled dark ceilings evoke volcanic geology. Opalescent glass allows natural light into the building while maintaining a sense of privacy and tranquility.


Owner: Gestion Rivière du Diable

Saucier+Perrotte architectes
7043, rue Waverly
Montréal (Qc)
H2S 3J1
T: 514-273-1700
F: 514-273-3501

Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:
Gilles Saucier (architect, M.O.A.Q.), André Perrotte (architect, M.O.A.Q.), Jean-Philippe Beauchamp (architect, M.O.A.Q.), Anna Bendix (architect, M.O.A.Q.), Trevor Davies (architect, M.O.A.Q.), Yves De Fontenay.

Structural Engineer: Stavibel

Mechanical, Electrical Engineer: Leroux, Beaudoin, Hurens et associés

General contractor:
Société Desjardins-Larouche

Marc Cramer



Entrances: Kawneer

Metal doors: Custom

Wood doors: Custom

Automatic sliding doors: Entra-matic


Hinges:Stanley, Dorma

Closers:LCN, Dorma

Exit devices:Adams Rite


Security devices: Salto

Cabinet hardware: Hafele

Interior finishes:
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Héritage Architectural

Paints and stains: Sico

Plastic laminate: Formica

Special surfacing: Barisol (stretched surface ceiling)

Floor and wall tile: White marble mosaic (wall, floor of the bath area and walls of changing rooms), brazilian walnut (ceiling of the main area and floor of relaxation rooms)

Upholstery: Paola Lenti (bean-bags)

Other furniture: MDF Italia (lounge chairs), Viccarbe (stools, lounge chairs), Kristalia (coffee tables), Sintesi (rocking-chairs).

Interior ambient lighting: Sistemalux

Downlights: Sistemalux

Task lighting:Sistemalux

Plumbing: Catalano, Kohler, Grohe.