Montreal, Canada, 2012-02-19 -
Featured as part of the 2012 MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival and the 9th edition of the Nuit blanche at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), on Saturday, February 25, 2012, architecture enthusiasts are invited aboard Architecture en lumière buses. Architects will provide guided toursday and nightof noteworthy buildings. A unique opportunity to meet contemporary Montréal architects! Tours are scheduled to depart at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. (guided tour in English), 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. from the entrance to the CCA (at 1920 rue Baile, Montréal, Guy-Concordia or Atwater metro). Tickets can be purchased at the CCA Bookstore for $20 per person (including taxes), and the number of seats is limited. T. 514 939-7028
The tour lasts approximately three hours and consists of four locations. The itinerary will include a visit to the former residence/studio of minimalist painter Guido Molinari, which was renovated over a five-year period to become a media and conservation centre for emerging artists (_naturehumaine architecture et design). Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Centre Jean-Claude Malépart’s new swimming pool (Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes); l’Espace La Fontaine, an old fast food restaurant popularized by Michel Tremblay’s writing, that has been completely transformed into a contemporary cultural café (ékm architecture et aménagement); and the new semi-olympic multipurpose swimming pool, gym, community centre rooms and café at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre (Thibodeau, Poirier, Fontaine architectes consortium). On the road, specialized guides will fuel discussions among the participants.
This new edition of the « Architecture en lumière » tour is produced by SCPGR agency, in partnership with the CCA and the Ordre des architectes du Québec, with the collaboration of MP Reproductions.
ABOUT THE CCA The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded in 1979 on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.
The CCA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Department of Canadian Heritage.