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.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
12 000 m²
OMA* AMO Architecture P.C
Bouthillette Parizeau / Teknika HBA
SNC Lavallin - BPR Bâtiment
Fahey + Associés
Legault & Davidson
Oeuvre d'art - M. Ludovic Boney
Bruce Damonte, Stéphane Brugger, MNBAQ - IDA LABRIE, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
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.
INOVA award , Public Service Category, Urban Development Institute of Quebec (UDI)
Quebec Steel Awards of Excellence - Jury Favorite Category, Canadian Institute for Steel Construction
Award of Merit, 2015 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence