ART CENTER – Montreal
PHI contemporary is a new center for contemporary art in Montreal. The project consists of a clear and compact volume that establishes a dialogue with the fabric of Old Montréal. A new public courtyard, threshold between the building and the city, becomes the hinge between the historical ensemble - housing cafeteria and artists’ studios - and the new extension. The main building is conceived as a magic box: a spatial matrix in which the narrative of spaces allows endless scenarios for the ever-changing world of contemporary art production. A set of adjacent rooms enhances immediacy and simultaneity, unfolding from the theatrical entrance hall to all public program and exhibition spaces. The contemporary nature of the project also lies in its awareness and sustainability: a compact building with a reduced footprint that minimises energy use and waste, while leaving generous space for public land and biodiversity.
Culture, Education, Adaptive reuse, ,
Richard Venlet, Affleck de la Riva
Kersten Geers, David Van Severen, Matteo Silverii, Valentina Previtera, Luzi Speth