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Competition City of Sherbrooke - Cultural centre

Competition – Cultural centre



Final completion:

City of Sherbrooke

5 600 000 $


The City of Sherbrooke organized a design competition for a cultural centre dedicated to children and youth. This specialized 1,600 m2 venue is attached to the Centre des Arts de la Scène Jean-Besré in order to provide a strong cultural centre. Suitable for the presentation of theatre and dance performances intended for a young audience, the project includes a 300-seat variable geometry space.

The concept consists of a fully glazed skin surrounding the performance space and defining a welcoming architecture that is open to the city and whose human scale will be appreciated by the young public. It affirms its identity by its form, its clarity and its permeability, which contrast with the introverted character of the existing. A large green roof on the new volume extends towards the linear landscape created by the railway.