Published on March 29, 2021
Design: Atelier TAG et Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes in consortium
Project: Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN 2019 —Cultural Institution
Article written by Juli Pisano and published in INTÉRIEURS 77, Winter 2019. design update INT.design in 2021.
Spring is back! And brings with it, the promise of a certain new liberty and activities. Finally, the wait is over! Performance venues are reopening from one region to the other and offer a long-awaited flavourful and colourful program to be discovered and experienced, in person, in live!
Among the venues that are reopening to the delight of citizens in great need of a culture in the flesh, the Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault in Saint-Jérôme will resume its activities on April 2 with the show L’origine de mes espèces by Michel Rivard.
In the heart of Laurentian mountains, the Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault’s architectural concept rethinks the theatrical experience and mirrors the effervescence of the city’s renaissance.
Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes wanted to create a show hall that would become a social catalyst and a major cultural and economical motor for the community.
Seen from the rue de la Gare, the majestic wooden canopy hosts the forecourt and lights up magically at nightfall. Festive and uniting, the theatre offers a poetic gateway to the Laurentians like no other.
The GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN 2019 jury rewarded the balanced nuances of wood tones and the spectacular aspect of the pavilion ceiling.
Some 40 shows in April, May and June have already been announced and tickets are on sale. Get your culture on … in song, dance, theatre, music, humour and more, in this poetic space appropriately carrying one of our greatest poet’s name.
|DANS LA TÊTE DE PROUST
April 7, 2021
June 5, 2021
June 9, 2021
Find all the information on the website of the theater:
ABOUT THE DESIGNERS
Atelier TAG is an architectural and research partnership founded in 1997 by Manon Asselin and Katsuhiro Yamazaki. The workshop reinterprets the civic function of architecture by studying the socio-cultural context in which a program takes place in order to create evocative spaces where the collective imagination can be expressed. The recommended design process focuses on materiality resulting in spatial simplicity where the built space evokes the sensory, cultural and semantic aspects of architecture. The exceptional quality of their architectural production is recognized for the careful attention to its construction, great clarity and project layout rigour.
JODOIN LAMARRE PRATTE ARCHITECTES
Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes has dedicated itself to the architectural design of institutional buildings of all sizes, specializing in fields of health, transport, education, research and culture since 1958 and ISO 9001 accredited since 1998. The quality of the projects designed and carried out is the result of constant collaboration at each stage, whether of a functional, technical, economic or aesthetic nature.