Project: Concert Hall Montreal Gazette
Designed by Diamond and Schimitt Architects
Location: Montreal, Canada
An impressive design for the Concert Hall Gazeette in Montreal comes from the Canadian practice of Diamond and Schimitt Architects, primarily for the use of Montreal Symphony Orchestra the project creates space for 2000 seats.
From the Architects:
Diamond and Schmitt Architects, as part of a Public Private Partnership consortium, is designing the new Montreal Concert Hall in conjunction with Aedifica of Montreal. The Quebec Ministry of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women commissioned the project. SNC-Lavalin Group is providing the construction, financing and the maintenance of the hall.
The 2000-seat auditorium, principally for the use by the renowned Montreal Symphony Orchestra under maestro Kent Nagano, is a contemporary expression of the classical shoebox concert hall design. A warm, wood-clad interior will provide an intimate and shared performance experience with superior acoustics for both musicians and audience alike.
The Symphony hall is designed to be an integral part of Place des Arts-the cultural heart of Montreal. Its position is also designed to make a connection with the new Parterre Park to the east. The glazed, four-storey lobby is at once welcoming and engaging. The va et viens of patrons, the animated scene at intermission – in short, the social aspect that is such a vital aspect of attending a performance will be clearly visible to passersby and will enliven the public life of the city.
The Montreal Concert Hall is scheduled to open in September 2011.