EXHIBIT FROM OCTOBER 23RD 2015 TO FEBRUARY 14TH 2016
The Maison de l’architecture du Québec is proud to reveal a « never built » version of Montreal! It will be a rare opportunity, for aficionados as well as the general public, to discover a parallel city – shall we even say, an invisible city? – that exists indeed, although in a world where the juncture would have been altogether different to make its emergence possible…
The result of thorough research on practice conditions in Montreal over the last 25 years, this exhibit prepared and directed by the architect Thomas Balaban reveals in scale models, plans, drawings and other gathered treasures, thirteen signature projects that were ultimately never built, from a baseball stadium (Provencher Roy, 2000), a residential complex (Big City, 1989), an administrative and cultural complex for the OSM (by Architekten, AEdifica, Tétreault Parent Languedoc, 2004) up to a campus or recently dead on arrival residential homes (Nature Humaine, Open Form…). Hall of refused architecture or vision for a Montreal that got away?
Maison de l’architecture du Québec
181, Saint-Antoine St. West, Montréal (QC)
Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday 1-6PM, Saturday and Sunday noon-5PM