The Event Plane


december 2012-architecture

Extension for the Place des Festivals. Exhibition space, artist studios and a small scene on the inside. Vast agora on the outside overlooking the the Place des Arts.

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view of the exterior from Maisonneuve {.center}

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The underside of the plane has coloured LEDs that are controlled by the performing artists or serve the exhibition. The circular holes in the plane allows sunlight in during the day and let the light out by night, revealing the action inside.

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view of the interior from the corner of Bleury and Maisonneuve {.center}

The space qualities were to be derived from a previous experiment with materials and space. In our case, a [folded paper structure][1] was the basis for our moves, and its texture inspired the punctures in our plane.

[1] : http://home.minui34.com/material-play/46-group-3b
"Studio Project Website"

project realized with Xavier Proulx