Eidos-Montréal Offices – Montreal

Located in the heart of Montreal, Eidos-Montréal's warm work environment provides a minimal canvas to foster the creativity and community needed to innovate the next generation of gaming.

  • Client Eidos-Montréal,
  • size 60,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Montreal, Canada,
  • Industry Gaming,
  • Eidos-Montréal partnered with la SHED to realize the design for their creative gaming offices located in Montreal, Canada.

    After renovations that lasted over 18 months, EidosMontréal™—known for the global success of Tomb Raider® and Deus Ex® games—finally moved back into their workspace in September. The studio, located in the heart of Montréal and designed in collaboration with local architecture firm La SHED, now occupies an area of nearly 60,000 square feet (more than six U.S. football fields)! Its initiators see the project as a new way to envision video game production: at the intersection of creativity and community.

    At the heart of the new space is an open staircase that leads to two floors. The common area is unique and reminiscent of a forum: a meeting place where narratives converge. Bright triangular light fixtures were installed on the ceiling to evoke movement, and chosen materials pay homage to the Japanese culture that connects Eidos-Montréal TO its parent company, Square Enix®. To achieve this warm, minimalist atmosphere, Eidos-Montréal teamed up with a specialized residential architecture firm: la SHED.

    The studio wants to attract talent and expertise to cultivate their own know-how and innovation in a unique environment with the latest technologies. The space features a new motion capture and high-performance photogrammetry studio, a user research lab, a 4K projection room and a Dolby Atmos® voice recording and mixing studio, among the most cutting-edge in the industry.

    Design: Eidos-Montréal with la SHED
    Photography: Maxime Brouillet