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Pavillon Pierre Lassonde – Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec | MNBAQ

EXPANSION

The new Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the MUSÉE NATIONAL DES BEAUX-ARTS DU QUÉBEC, realized by the OMA* AMO Architecture P.C. / Provencher_ Roy, imparts a newfound architectural cohesiveness to the Musée and increases by 90% the exhibition space. Linked to the existing museum complex by a 130.6 meters long passageway, the building aims to weave together the city, the park and the museum. In order to create a bond between the Battlefields Park and Québec city, to preserve the historic Saint-Dominique church, to create a persuasive presence on Grande Allée and to integrate harmoniously the new pavilion, the new galleries were stacked, creating a cascade ascending from the park towards the city.

Country

Canada

City

Québec

Client

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Surface Area

12 000 m²

Year

2011-2016

Partners

OMA* AMO Architecture P.C

Contractor

EBC

Electromechanics

Bouthillette Parizeau / Teknika HBA

Structure

SNC Lavallin - BPR Bâtiment

Landscaping

Fahey + Associés

Acoustic

Legault & Davidson

Lighting

BuroHappold Engineering

Other Collaborators

Oeuvre d'art - M. Ludovic Boney

Credits

OMA

Photographer

Bruce Damonte, Stéphane Brugger, MNBAQ - IDA LABRIE, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Certification

Certification LEED NC Argent

A 20-metre cantilever announces the main entrance of the Lassonde Pavilion. Built using a hybrid steel truss system, it accommodates galleries completely uninterrupted by support columns

 

A monumental spiral staircase of 79 stairs as well as an exterior pop-out staircase of 40 stairs provide spectacular views of the park, the city and the museum.

Thanks to the fritting and diffuser glass (that satisfy LEED’s mechanical cooling requirements), as well as the skylights and carefully curated fenestration, a translucent effect permeates the space, transforming the cultural institution into a natural extension of Battlefields Park.

 

Distinctions

2016

INOVA award , Public Service Categaory, Urban Development Institute of Quebec (UDI)

2016

Quebec Steel Awards of Excellence - Jury Favorite Category, Canadian Institue for Steel Construction

2015

Award of Merit, 2015 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence

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