Provencher_Roy and the firm OMA are the proud recipients of a 2015 Award of Merit, given by Canadian Architect magazine for the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Québec City. The award acknowledges architectural design excellence. Jurors considered the site and its geographical and social context, and evaluated physical organization, form, structure, materials and environmental features.

“The success of this project is in its sectional diagram, as a snaking form that connects through the principal public spaces and suggests links to the rest of the city, said the judges. The expansion will enable the MBAQ to increase patronage and finally exhibit a significant portion of its collections. This initiative represents an opportunity to endow the provincial capital with a signature building of unique design: a museum complex that blends art, architecture and nature.