Catch Place des Arts, the newest community-based arts centre in the City of Greater Sudbury, as the featured project on AZURE Magazine’s homepage!
This project is a collaboration between Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Bélanger Salach Architecture, whose design sought to invoke the nature landscape and physical attributes seen throughout North Ontario’s environment. This largely dictated material selection for both the building’s façade and interior elements. The oxidized stone outcroppings that once signaled the presence of ore deposits in the surrounding lands and the rusted, decaying mine structures that dot the landscape live on in the patina of the corten cladding of Place des Arts.
“We shared an interesting desire with the clients for the building to carry some patina. We wanted the building to feel old, aging – like it’s always been there.”
– Brian Rudy, MTA Partner-in-Charge
Learn more about the architectural expression and symbolic characteristics of this important public facility by reading the full article here.