Pierre Lassonde Pavilion on the Musée Nationwide des Beaux-Arts du Québec / OMA
Textual content description offered by the architects. The Pierre Lassonde Pavilion—the fourth constructing of the Musée Nationwide des Beaux-Arts du Québec—is interconnected but separate—a subtlely formidable, even stealthy addition to town. As a substitute of imposing an iconic, it creates new hyperlinks between the park and town, and brings concord with MNBAQ.
The advanced and delicate context of the brand new constructing generated central questions underpinning the design: easy methods to increase the Parc des Champs-de-Batel whereas inviting town? Tips on how to honor and defend St. Dominic’s Church whereas making an inspiring presence on Grande Alley? Tips on how to clarify the group of the museum in addition to add to its scale? OMA’s resolution was to stack short-term exhibitions, everlasting fashionable and modern collections, and new galleries wanted for ornamental arts and design, in addition to Inuit artworks, in three volumes of reducing dimension. , making a waterfall shifting from the park to town. The constructing goals to weave collectively town, park and museum as an extension of all three.
As they descend in part, the gallery containers come out in plan, framing the prevailing courtyard of the cloister of the church and orienting the constructing in direction of the park. The park extends into the museum (by skylights and punctiliously curated home windows) and into the museum park (although exhibitions prolong to terraces and out of doors pop-out stairs).
The stacking types a 12.6 m excessive (42 ft) Grand Corridor, sheltered beneath a dramatic 20 m (66 ft) massive cantilever. The Grand Corridor serves because the Grande Alley, an city plaza for the museum’s public capabilities, and a collection of entrances to the galleries, courtyard and auditorium.
The cantilever construction is supported by a hybrid metal truss system and seamlessly accommodates the galleries by columns. The layered façade is concurrently structural, thermal and photo voltaic, addressing the seemingly conflicting wants of pure mild and thermal insulation for Quebec’s harsh winter local weather. The triple layered glass façade consists of a 2D printed frit that mimics the patterned truss construction, a 3D embossed glass and a layer of diffuser glass. Within the galleries, insulated partitions are positioned behind a translucent glass system, the hole between which lights up the constructing at night time like a lantern in a park. The Grand Corridor is surrounded by a glass curtain wall with stained glass wings that permit virtually unobstructed and welcoming views by the glass wall and ceiling to the Charles Baillierge Pavilion. The distinction between the clear gallery containers and the clear grand corridor reinforces the studying of the constructing stacks and cantilevering mass.
Implementing the sober reflection of gallery areas, an array of applications alongside the sting of the museum—foyers, lounges, retailers, bridges, gardens—provide a hybrid of actions, artwork and public promenades. Alongside the best way, a large spiral staircase and orchestrated views from an outside come out staircase reconnect the customer to the park, town, and the remainder of the museum. Inside the containers, the mezzanine and the overlook join the short-term and everlasting exhibition areas. Above every gallery field, roof terraces present house for out of doors performances and actions.
The brand new exhibition areas are related to the prevailing buildings of the museum by a 130 m (427 ft) lengthy passage, which types a everlasting dwelling for the museum’s 40 m (132 ft) “Hommage a Rosa Luxembourg” by Jean-Paul Riopel. By way of its immense size and elevation modifications, the route creates a stunning mixture of gallery areas that lead the customer, as coincidentally, to the remainder of the museum advanced.
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