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OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec to Open in June

OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec to Open in June
OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec to Open in June, Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan
Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan

OMA’s Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) will open to the public on June 24, 2016. Increasing the museum’s space by 90 percent, the 14,900 square-meter pavilion faces Québec City’s Grande Alléee and seeks to fuse the energy of street life with the idyllic landscapes of the adjacent Parc des Champs-de-Bataille.

Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan + 37

Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan
Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan

Sectional Model. Image Courtesy of OMA Concept Model. Image Courtesy of OMA Presentation Model. Image Courtesy of OMA Presentation Model. Image Courtesy of OMA + 37

Discussing the project, MNBAQ’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, Line Ouellet proclaime, “The world heritage site of Québec City now has a new landmark. Lucid and ingenious, the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion simultaneously stands out on its site and weaves itself into its surroundings, bringing out the potential of the urban situation with a logic that is as impeccable as it is unexpected.”

Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan
Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan

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The new structure, a lopsided ziggurat, has three rectangular volumes that shrink as the building ascends and shift from center into more pronounced cantilevers. The building connects to the 83-year-old institution’s three existing pavilions (from 1867, 1933, and 1991) through a 130 meter underground passageway. The facilities of Pierre Lassonde Pavilion include: column-free galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, cafe, museum shop, and roof terraces for outdoor displays. The project was realized as a collaboration between OMA and Montréal’s Provencher_Roy architectes.

Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan
Courtesy of OMA, Photograph by Iwan Baan

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“Our design stacked three gallery volumes in a cascade that continues the topography of the park.” says lead designer Shohei Shigematsu. “The activity of the city extends below, providing a new point of interface between the city and the park. Art becomes a catalyst that allows the visitor to experience all three core assets – park, city, and museum – at the same time.”

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec to Open in June" 21 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785982/omas-pierre-lassonde-pavilion-of-the-musee-national-des-beaux-arts-du-quebec-to-open-in-june/> ISSN 0719-8884
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