Do not miss this month’s issue of Canadian Architect Magazine, which features Place des Arts, the first multicultural centre of its kind in Northern Ontario, designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Bélanger Salach Architects! We are thrilled by the glowing review entitled “Under One Roof” written by Dr. Terrance Galvin, Founding Director of the nearby McEwan School of Architecture at Laurentian University in Sudbury.
Place des Arts (PdA), a recent selection in this year’s Queens Park Pick, is a 40,000 sqft public space focused on community empowerment, the arts, and French-Canadian culture. With its striking, dynamic architectural form, this highly eye-catching building is an inviting space that acts as an expression of the location in which it was built, and the natural elements found therein. The façade system of Place des Arts uses corten steel, boasting rich colours that morph through a patina process with time.
“The client-artists challenged the design team to forge an architectural framework equal to the artistic vision of the Francophone community of Grand Sudbury—now translated into an architecture that feels both contemporary and comfortable, with a familiarity as if it had always been there.” – Dr. Terrance Galvin, Founding Director, McEwan School of Architecture, Laurentian University
Thank you to the Canadian Architect publishing team for including this special project in the November issue, linked here.