- August 17, 2021
The protective envelope designed for the Grand Théâtre de Québec was named finalist at the WAN Awards 2021 in the categories of Materials - Glass, and Architecture - Façade.
The new protective structure of this iconic building, designed by Victor Prus, breathes new life into the original concrete building by delicately encasing it in a glass envelope. Sometimes immaterial, sometimes reflective, the glass case presents itself as a new work of art, in dialogue with its audience and the urban landscape.
“The Grand Théâtre de Québec is still on display within the city today, that is to say, one can admire it in the evening thanks to its transparent façade. But what is truly interesting is that it is also a reflection of us. And there, it’s the dialogue between art and the individual, art and the community.“
It was the team’s exemplary synergy between the collaborators that ensured the success of this major and unique technical challenge.