Sid Lee Architecture and difica present the Salon Urbain at Montreal’s Place des Arts

Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica have turned the parking area at Montreal’s Place des Arts into a Salon Urbain, a versatile new space ideal for meeting up before or after a musical performance, a gallery visit or a conference. The space fully captures the artistic appeal of the site, located at the St. Urbain entrance of Place des Arts and next to the new concert hall.

“The Salon Urbain boasts a conveniently central location, but it really comes to life during events,”

explains Martin Leblanc, architect and partner at Sid Lee Architecture. “The space is a destination in itself and a welcoming prelude to the musical and social experience it precedes.”

The bar is the pièce de resistance of the Salon Urbain, a hymn to art: a sound wave in physical form. It is the key element in a mobile world where people come together, dance and listen. The colour red is omnipresent, associated with performing arts and premiere nights, and becomes the symbol of a hip urban culture that beats to rhythm of music and the arts. The Salon Urbain is a versatile space, equipped with the latest technology and perfect for any event. The goal of the project is to keep alive the magical feeling that comes with attending a concert.

For more information on Sid Lee Architecture and Ædifica, please visit and