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The SAT Dressed in Granite

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GranitExpo, an organization dedicated to promoting granite from Stanstead, is taking part in the renovation project on the SAT building (Society for Arts and Technology) and has invited the project's architects and designers to learn more about this material, given that it will be integrated in the architecture of the new building on St-Laurent Boulevard.

Representatives of the SAT, among them founding president Monique Savoie, architects from Nomade Architecture and special advisors, such as architect Luc Laporte and light designer Axel Morgenthaler, met over a two-day period in Stanstead in the Eastern Townships.

They visited the GranitExpo showcase and the oldest granite quarry in Canada, which is still in operation.

The many possibilities available, as a result of new technologies at the Stanstead factories, were also on the agenda. One of the goals of this meeting was to establish a procedure that would recuperate granite transformation rejects, for the resurfacing of the SAT building's exterior. The aim was to leave Stanstead with solution leads tailored to the renovation project.