On September 5, several dignitaries, including Premier Pauline Marois, kicked off official expansion work on the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Quebec City. The future Museum pavilion will be built on the site of the former Dominican convent. The expansion project, valued at $103.4 million, will include construction of a new 15,000 sq m pavilion and a tunnel connecting the new pavilion to the existing main entrance.
The proposed design reflects a definite attention to sustainable development and respect for nearby heritage structures. The architectural language lends itself to various readings, relying on a harmonious interplay of levels and spacious display areas.
Work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2015.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)