[Provencher_Roy - Îlot Balmoral - COVER IMG] Stéphane Brügger

Îlot Balmoral

Firm Location, Canada
Project locationMontréal, Canada
Lead ArchitectClaude Provencher
ClientSociété d'habitation et de développement de Montréal

Îlot Balmoral rises as a testimony to Montréal’s creative economy. One of the final major developmental pieces of the ‘Quartier des Spectacles’, the impressive structure sits adjacent to Place des Festivals, and is the new home of the National Film Board of Canada. It distinguishes itself with its two volumes, positioned on either side of an immense oblique fault line that is further emphasized by its bright-red hue. Through its mission and program, the building contributes to the boldness of its district, and is the reincarnation of downtown Montréal’s social and cultural vocation.