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Crew Collective and Cafè is a creative space, coffee house and co-working space in Montreal, located in the historic Royal Bank.

Montreal’s young creatives have a new place to work, surrounded by elegant stucco and sky-high ceilings. Architect Henri Cleinge has turned the city center’s historic Royal Bank into a unique co-working space. He avoided the typical concept of “container”, and opted for massive, versatile cubicles. The marble flooring, artistic sculptures, frescoed ceilings, and brass lamps have all been restored. Some of the original furnishings, including the banking booths, have been kept in their original places to delineate the space between the cafè and working areas.

The tables in the cafè are free for anyone who wants to stop and work without reserving one of the other spaces.
The old bank booths were maintained as a divider between the cafè and more reserved work areas.

The members of Crew Collective are constantly present, as well as students, work groups, and freelance contractors all looking for conference rooms. or temporary offices. The desks, cubicles and conference rooms can be rented for up to a month or just an hour. The cafè is available to everyone who wants to drop inand work for as long as they need, and if desired, they can take advantage of wi-fi and a computer provided by the Collective. Crew Collective and Cafè is open 24/7 during the week, and even on weekends.

Henri Cleinnge says, "This environment was meant to create a flow and possible interactions between permanent and temporary workers, nurturing co-working in the tech community.”
The historic bank’s interior was restored to its original splendor. The new furnishings and internal structure do not impose on the original one.
There are not only desks, but meeting rooms and relaxation areas.
The marble flooring, frescoes and sculptures were maintained.
Crew Collective and Cafè is organized in two different spaces. The cafè is open to the public, where people can work, enjoy a beverage, and get comfortable. The collective space asks a monthly fee for freelance and young start-ups to work freely and meet for various business meetings.

WHERE: 360 St-Jacques, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Montreal’s young creatives have a new place to work, surrounded by elegant stucco and sky-high ceilings. Architect Henri Cleinge has turned the city center’s historic Royal Bank into a unique co-working space. He avoided the typical concept of “container”, and opted for massive, versatile cubicles. The marble flooring, artistic sculptures, frescoed ceilings, and brass lamps have all been restored. Some of the original furnishings, including the banking booths, have been kept in their original places to delineate the space between the cafè and working areas. The members of Crew Collective are constantly present, as well as students, work groups, and freelance contractors all looking for conference rooms or temporary offices. The desks, cubicles and conference rooms can be rented for up to a month or just an hour. The cafè is available to everyone who wants to drop inand work for as long as they need, and if desired, they can take advantage of wi-fi and a computer provided by the Collective. Crew Collective and Cafè is open 24/7 during the week, and even on weekends.

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