Salon Urbain / Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica

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Architect: Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Project Area: 5,950 sqf
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger

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and Ædifica turned the parking area at Place des Arts into a Salon Urbain, a versatile new space ideal for meeting up before or after a musical performance, a gallery visit or a conference. The Salon Urbain fully captures the artistic appeal of the site, located at the St. Urbain entrance of the Place des Arts and next to the new concert hall.

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“The Salon Urbain boasts a conveniently central location, but it really comes to life during events,” explains Martin Leblanc, architect and partner at Sid Lee Architecture. “The space is a destination in itself and a welcoming prelude to the musical and social experience it precedes.”

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The bar is the pièce de resistance of the Salon Urbain, a hymn to art: a sound wave in physical form. It is the key element in a mobile world where people come together, dance, listen… The colour red is omnipresent, associated with performing arts and premiere nights, and becomes the symbol of a hip urban culture that beats to rhythm of music and the arts. The Salon Urbain is a versatile space, equipped with the latest technology and perfect for any event. The goal of the Salon Urbain is to keep alive the magical feeling that comes with attending a concert.

© Stéphane Brugger

The Salon Urbain is must‐see destination that will attract a clientele all its own and that can used both day and night. All senses will be awakened in this space, the ideal backdrop for a variety of special events. Any time of day, pre‐ and postperformance, timeless.

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Cite: "Salon Urbain / Sid Lee Architecture + Ædifica" 01 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=249143>

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