April 3, 2003
by Canadian Architect
L’Architecte Jacques Plante in partnership with Les Architectes Bernard et Cloutier and St-Gelais Montminy Architectes have won a design competition for the $13.5 million Maison de la Musique, a new 1150-seat concert hall for Quebec City. The hall will provide a permanent home for the internationally acclaimed chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy. The facility is to be located within the 1931 Art Deco theatre Palais Montcalm. Architect Peter Smith of Toronto will act as a consultant (see Isabel Bader Theatre in CA Feb. 2003). Shortlisted competitors included Dan S. Hanganu, Emile Gilbert et associes in partnership with Denis St-Louis Architecte and Les architectes Gallienne Moisan in partnerhsip with DMG. The concert hall is scheduled to open in Fall 2004.