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To Live and Design with the Snow

MAQ Exhibition – Montréal, Québec, Canada

30 Jun 2015

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec Exhibition

Architectural exhibition until 13 Sep 2015

Location: 181, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, Québec, H2Z 1X8
Phone: +1 (514) 868-6691

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec Exhibition

For years, architects in Québec have maintained a love hate relationship with winter and its collateral effects such as loads of snow, dangerous ice and polar winds… Spaces were either buried underground or designed as if winter didn’t really take place for almost half of the year, and there seemed to be no better solution than to wait for spring. Fortunately, new attitudes are emerging in design and architectural practices to create an enjoyable snowy life… even in the heart of our cities!

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec Exhibition

Presented at the Maison de l’architecture du Québec (MAQ) from June 5 to September 13, 2015,’Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec’ (To live and design with snow in Québec) is literally a storm of innovative projects from more than forty architectural and design agencies and creatorsfrom the province of Québec.

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec

Director and curator Sophie Gironnay has analysed with Marie-France Daigneault Bouchard the fresh paths undertaken by architects, urbanists, urban designers and landscape architects to offer improved uses in and perspectives on the built environment. From the vast polar spaces to the sophisticated chalets – which are experiments to develop a truly local architecture, the exhibition also includes designs for everyday life and playful installations in the city. It concludes with visions of a near future where concepts become global to structure our life with, and not against, snow!

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec

The exhibition is accompanied by ‘Neige’, an electroacoustic immersive installation by the Montréal collective Audiotopie which invites the visitors to travel into Québec’s winter and its various sensorial experiences. A catalogue presenting the complete content of the exhibition, including a CD with Audiotopie’s recording, is also available.

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec

A successful tour…

The exhibition ‘Vivre et concevoir avec la neige au Québec’ was first presented at the French festival of contemporary architecture ‘Vingt-quatre heures d’architecture’ from October 17-26, 2014 in Marseille. It has been touring in France : first at the Musée Savoisien in Chambéry (Maison de l’architecture de Savoie) in February 2015, then at the Maison régionale de l’architecture des Pays de la Loire in Nantes last spring and soon in Paris. In partnership with the Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ), the exhibition will be presented from September 23 to October 18 in Sherbrooke at Sporobole. For the occasion, the MAQ and OAQ have invited the architects and designers of the Eastern Townships to participate to an idea competition: Concevoir avec la neige en Estrie. The winning projects will be included in the exhibition.

To Live and Design with the Snow in Quebec

About the Maison de l’architecture du Québec

Founded in 2001, the Maison de l’architecture du Québec is the only artist-run centre in Canada that specializes in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture, the disciplines entrusted with shaping the physical framework that we inhabit. Its mandate is to stimulate and communicate creation and debate in design disciplines.

Collaborators and projects

– ¾ Fort, Chez Simone,
– Alain Carle Architecte, L’Écran, Les Marais,
– Architecturama, Lac Jasper 2,
– Arthur Schmitt, Anice,
– Atelier Barda, Chalet forestier,
– Atelier In Situ, Résidence à Compton,
– Atelier Panorama, Chalet à St-Donat,
– Atelier Pierre Thibault, Jardins d’hiver, La Villa du lac du Castor, La Grande Galerie, La Maison dans la forêt près du lac,
– Atelier TAG/Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes, Bibliothèque Raymond-Lévesque,,
– Audiotopie, Neige,
– Bourgeois Lechasseur Architectes, Résidence Les grands jardins,
– Caroline Breault (CAB), Hiver nucléaire,
– Chevalier Morales Architectes, Résidence Roy-Lawrence,
– Collectif Le banc, Le Banc de neige,
– Conrath Architect, Ice House,
– Cyril Charron, architecte, Triplex de Beaujeu
– Concours Nordicité, Association des designers urbains du Québec (ADUQ ) :
– Jean-Daniel Mercier et Alexandre Guilbeault, Backwash
– Francis Falardeau-Laperle et Janie Hémond, Korridor Nordik
– Serina Tarkhanian, Lieux dormants,
– Pete & Vegas, Ruelles blanches,
– Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss, Drolet et associés architectes, Aérogares inuits,
– La Shed Architecture, Résidence Blue Hills,
– Laurent McComber, Juliette aux combles,
– Luminothérapie, Quartier des spectacles,
– Atomic 3 et Appareil Architecture, Jean-Sébastien Côté et Philippe Jean, Iceberg,
– KANVA Architecture, Entre les Rangs,
– Intégral Jean Beaudoin et Erick Villeneuve, Champ de pixels, Nuage de givre,
– Bernard Duguay et Pierre Gagnon, Lucion Media, Sphères polaires
– Menkès, Shooner, Dagenais, LeTourneux, Maison du développement durable,
– Nature Humaine Architecture, Résidence 8ème avenue,
– Paul Bernier Architecte, Chalet à Sutton,
– Pelletier De Fontenay Architectes, Presqu’îles,
– Six Point Un, Banc Luge,
– St-Gelais Montminy Architectes, Gare Grande-pointe, Pavillon de géothermie,
– (St-Gelais Montminy Architectes) avec Éric Lirette, Dispensaire de Schefferville.
– Thellend Fortin Architectes, Cape noire, Le Phénix,
– YH2, La luge,

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Credits and acknowledgements

Thank you to the photographers for lending images : Alain Laforest (also lighting designer and image consultant); Cindy Boyce, Martine Doyon (Quartier des spectacles), Maxime Brouillet, Luc Brissette et Koen de Winter, Marc Cramer, Claude Dagenais, Collection Musée McCord (Alexander Handerson), Doublespace Photography, Stéphane Groleau, Alexandre Guérin, Alexandre Guilbeault, Jean-François Laroche, Steve Montpetit, Francis Pelletier, Julien Perron-Gagné, Olivier Pontbriand (La Presse), Olivier Samson OSA Images, Adrien Williams.
Production team : Pierre Moro-Lin, Jacques Laferrière (MP), Étienne Legast d’Audiotopie.

A MAQ’s production with the generous contributions of MP Reproduction, Soprema, Quartier des spectacles and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

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