[Lemay + Atelier 21 - Grand Théâtre de Québec - COVER IMG] Grand Théâtre de Quebec - Photo credit: Stephane Groleau

Grand Théâtre de Québec

Firm LocationMontreal, Canada
Project locationQuebec City, Canada
CompanyLemay + Atelier 21
Lead ArchitectEric Pelletier / Christian Bernard
ClientLa société du Grand Théâtre de Québec

By adding a transparent, immaterial and structural layer to the Grand Théâtre de Québec, this innovative solution protects and preserves the building’s two defining components: its brutalist architecture and sculptural mural. The complex, delicate rescue operation maintains the continuity of the original design narrative, with the thin glass making its brutalist lines and artistic statement even more striking. Depending on the light, it reflects the city or showcases the theatre. A sensitive response to a complex problem, this advance from the Lemay/Atelier 21 team is a North American first.