Quebec National Library

La Grande Bibliothèque

  • Client

    Government of Quebec

  • Year

    2000-2005

  • Location

    Canada

  • Consortium

    Patkau

    Croft Pelletier

    Menkès Shooner

    Dagenais architectes associés

4 Awards

2014
Finalist, Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize
College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
2010
Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
2007
AIA/ALA Library Buildings Award
American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association
2000
Winning Submission
International Design Competition
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture

The Quebec National Library

Designing the province of Quebec’s largest cultural institution was not only a privilege, but an incredible opportunity to create a civic landmark in the urban landscape of Montreal. With over 2.5 million visitors per year, the Quebec National Library by Lemay is both a knowledge centre and a cultural hub.

 

  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture

Integrating exhibit space, an auditorium, a conference centre, meeting rooms, catering facilities, bookstores, a public lobby and a café, it is the largest public library in the French-speaking world. From esthetics to functionality, the library perfectly weaves the rich history, identity and literature of Quebec into a cohesive and representative design.

  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture
  • Quebec National Library Lemay Architecture