“The architecture of Place des Arts expresses the long history of the Francophone arts community in the Sudbury Region. With its sculptural form, the building calls out an invitation to the community, while the use of natural materials such as weathered steel and wood along with the artistic re-use of historic artifacts on the interiors provide a welcoming patina and speak to the deep-rooted presence and hospitality of the community,”
– Brian Rudy, Moriyama & Teshima Architects.
Canadian Architect has released an article featuring Place des Arts (PdA) in the City of Greater Sudbury, our project with Bélanger Salach Architecture. The creation of PdA was spearheaded by the Regroupement des organismes culturels de Sudbury (ROCS), whose goal was to establish a unifying hub that facilitates dialogue and collaboration amongst its members and visitors on local and regional issues, needs of the community, and opportunities to celebrate the arts. Previously a vacant parking lot, this transformational public facility dedicated to cultural and arts programs has made a notable impact in Northern Ontario since its opening this past April.