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Press kit - Press release - The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM

The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design

Montréal, Canada

Centre de design de l'UQAM

Dates: November 12, 2015 to January 17, 2016 (closed December 14 to January 5)
Vernissage: Wednesday, November 11 at 6 p.m.
Study day: January 15, 2016, room DE-4580
Curators: Réjean Legault and Carlo Carbone, professors, UQAM School of Design, and Louis Martin, professor, UQAM Department of Art History


Montréal, Canada, 2015-10-29 -

In 1958, three young architects ­– Louis-Joseph Papineau, Guy Gérin-Lajoie and Michel Le Blanc – joined forces to establish Papineau, Gérin-Lajoie, Le Blanc, architectes (PGL). The firm would create some of the most technically innovative, visually memorable and symbolically charged buildings in Québec’s modern architectural movement. The public is invited to discover these buildings in the exhibit titled Papineau, Gérin-Lajoie, Le Blanc: Une architecture du Québec moderne, 1958-1974, opening November 12 at the UQAM Centre de Design.

Papineau Gérin-Lajoie Le Blanc
Une architecture du Québec moderne, 1958-1974


Through an examination of nine exemplary projects designed between 1958 and 1974, this exhibition explores the firm’s work that was instrumental in creating their personal architectural language. Well known to architects, but far less so to the general public, PGL, embodied a modern architectural didactic and produced an outstanding body of public facilities, exhibiting typological, formal and constructive innovation.

The exhibition will focus particularly on the work of the firm’s chief designer, Louis-Joseph Papineau. It will examine architectural practice as a research process, with its deviations and successes, and will present the firm’s most significant projects conceived during the Quiet Revolution.

Acknowledgements


This exhibition received financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ordre des Architectes du Québec. The research for this project was made possible through the support of the Laboratoire d'étude de l'architecture potentielle [LEAP] of the Université de Montréal, the UQAM Institut du patrimoine, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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UQAM Centre de Design
1440 Sanguinet (corner of Sainte-Catherine East)
Montreal (Berri-UQAM metro)
Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
free admission

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Phone: 514-987-3395
www.centrededesign.uqam.ca
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Peel Metro Station - October 14, 1966 - Photo credit: Archives de Montréal, Fonds Service des affaires institutionnelles : CA M001 VM094-Y-1-09-D229
Peel Metro Station - October 14, 1966
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Aerial view of Quebec Pavilion at Expo 67 - Photo credit: Archives Nationales du Canada, No MIKAN 3626310, # e000990853
Aerial view of Quebec Pavilion at Expo 67
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Fort Chimo Terminal - Photo credit: Collection privée George Adamczyk, dossier « Fort Chimo », image 1-B-1
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - "Perspective" Marie-Favery School - Photo credit: BAnQ- Fonds PGL Architectes : 06M_P193S1_1983-05-049_106_05
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Peel Metro Station - Photo credit:  BAnQ- Fonds PGL Architectes : 06M_P193S1_1983-05-049_122_06
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Mirabel International Airport - Terminal – Viewed from East, September 1973 - Photo credit:  Travaux Publics et Services Gouvernementaux Canada
Mirabel International Airport - Terminal – Viewed from East, September 1973
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Résidence des Jeunes Filles - Photo credit: Collection privée Jacques-Gilles Caron, image #18
Résidence des Jeunes Filles
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Louis-Joseph Papineau residence  - Photo credit: Collection privée Jacques-Gilles Caron, image #10
Louis-Joseph Papineau residence 
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Press kit | 748-25 - Press release | The work of architectural firm Papineau Gérin-Lajoie LeBlanc at the UQAM Centre de Design - Centre de design de l'UQAM - Event + Exhibition - Cultural Center of Cité des Jeunes at Vaudreuil / Anonymous, « Visit to the construction site " Coeur de la cité " », L'écho de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, September 21, 1966, p. 8-9. - Photo credit:  BAnQ- Fonds PGL Architectes : 06M_P193S1, contenant 12
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