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Quartier Des Spectacles / Ædifica

  • 01:00 - 2 March, 2012
Quartier Des Spectacles / Ædifica
Quartier Des Spectacles / Ædifica, Courtesy of  aedifica
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    Montreal, Quebec, Canadá
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    2012
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On February 6 came the long-anticipated inauguration of the 2-22, the new flagship building of the Quartier des Spectacles designed by Ædifica and Gilles HuotArchitectes. Designed to meet LEED-NC environmental standards, this six-storey building promises to become a Montréal cultural landmark, being located at the intersection of St. Catherine St. and St. Laurent Blvd., the nerve centre of the St. Laurent Blvd. revitalization project.

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In addition to its innovative double wall, what strikes you immediately about the building is its recessed, angular entrance. An echo of buildings that stood at this intersection in earlier times, this design frees up the sidewalk for the dense pedestrian traffic this area generates, particularly during festivals. The unique façade is marked by seemingly random openings in the building’s wooden envelope. The envelope is protected by a shell of transparent glass, like a second skin; the space created by superimposing these materials will be used for a variety of multimedia installations. The distribution of windows reflects the activities going on inside: the exhibition rooms in the upper levels enjoy controlled lighting, while large openings flood work environments with natural light.

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Ideas of fluidity and circulation influenced the architecture and create a dialogue between the building and passers-by. In summer, a portion of the envelope retracts at the level of St. Catherine St., altering the building’s physical limits. The impression of exchange is echoed in the interior, with elements such as an opening that originates in the lobby and passes through the first three floors, the windowed mezzanine overlooking the ground floor, and a sculptural staircase, between the third and fourth floors, which occupants can choose over the elevator. These elements, central to daily activities, encourage interaction between individuals and their environment.

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The building was designed as part of “Imagining-Building Montréal 2025”. The Angus Development Corporation ensured its cultural vocation by allocating 75% of the space to cultural organizations. CIBL community radio, La Vitrine, Artexte, Vox and the Regroupement des centresd’artistesautogérés du Québec also helped to design their space so it would reflect their needs. The French restaurant Le St. Cyr occupies the ground floor, while a future bar with outdoor terrace on the fifth floor will offer striking viewpoints of the surrounding area.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Quartier Des Spectacles / Ædifica" 02 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/213041/quartier-des-spectacles-aedifica/>
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daniel vinet · April 06, 2012

I've seen this building first hand and it's architecture is very disappointing. The neighbourhood has lots (less and less the way things are going) of old stone buildings. This buildings ignores this completely with it's weak ''à la mode'' glass envelope treatment. The only thing it's second skin 45 degree wood cladding has going for is that it evokes the memory of the boarded up derelict building it replaces. The 45 degree ground treatment of it's corner is also very weak. Sadly, a missed opportunity...

Nenad Milasinovic · April 06, 2012

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Choo Choo Montreal · March 08, 2012

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NHIU LRE · March 08, 2012

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Ville de Montréal · March 07, 2012

Article about the 2-22 building in the ArchDaily - http://t.co/6mSMkzWX RT @Montreal2025

Amélie Dépatie · March 07, 2012

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Union Montréal · March 07, 2012

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Union Montréal · March 07, 2012

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MTL_Ville · March 07, 2012

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jouimette · March 07, 2012

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Aedifica · March 07, 2012

The 2-22 is on ArchDaily! http://t.co/9BInNP5R

Jean-François Bossé · March 07, 2012

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aramais mikaelyan · March 07, 2012

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Montreal 2025 · March 07, 2012

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Mathieu Boissinot · March 06, 2012

Le projet du 2-22 d&#39AEdifica est publié dans Archdaily! http://t.co/hzxNuuDQ

Kollectif.net · March 06, 2012

Le projet du 2-22 d&#39AEdifica est publié dans Archdaily! http://t.co/hzxNuuDQ

Bof · March 06, 2012

in real, this building look cheap, look like is not finish product... thank to photoshop

BOB · March 07, 2012 12:26 AM

so are almost all building posted on this site lol! In reality, this building bring a great dynamic for this part of the city. The new "quartier des spectacles" is in big reconstruction. This the is the kind of building Montreal need for his reborn. When i walk on ste-catherine and i see this : Its modest, but the building is good looking from every sides.

Arquitectura · March 05, 2012

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CordobArquitectos · March 05, 2012

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CAPUY · March 05, 2012

&#39Quartier des Spectacles&#39 una marca cultural en Montréal http://t.co/0v0Xvtzf #Arquitectura #Diseño

Aimer Montréal · March 05, 2012

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Olivier Pellerin · March 05, 2012

#quartierdesspectacles makes it to #archdaily for 2-22 ste-catherine. Montreal on the design spotlight! http://t.co/hRo2eA9L

Linda Hamed · March 05, 2012

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Alexandre Vaillant · March 05, 2012

very nice!

Arno M · March 05, 2012

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Revy Excel · March 04, 2012

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Albert Mensink · March 04, 2012

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Andraz Logar · March 04, 2012

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