In the day or the evening, before or after a show, the Salon
urbain awaits—a versatile new space where you can meet up,
right in the heart of Place des Arts and the Quartier des
spectacles. Its multifunctional layout offers great flexibility for
a wide variety of social events, whether or not they relate to the
shows being presented in the surrounding performance halls.
Its very design represents the high point of a remarkable
whole: its curved shape is inspired by the characteristic
decorative elements on the exterior of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier,
just as its immense ceramic columns are reminiscent of the
grandiose aspects of the performance halls.
On a black and white background, the red curtain dramatically
serves to link the Salon with the performing arts and with evenings
of grandeur, creating a setting, a mysterious and blurred boundary.
In the daytime, the Salon’s windows let in natural light,
further connecting it to the urban environment. The bar is a hymn
to art, a sound wave in physical form, the key element in a mobile
world; the simple, open, and functional space is furnished with
reconfigurable furniture, providing the ideal backdrop for a
variety of special events, from talks and cocktail parties, to
launches, exhibitions, and private receptions.
The Salon urbain can be quiet, enveloping or open, elegant,
modern and rooted to its surroundings—it’s destined to
become a meeting place, a must-see destination that will attract a
clientele all its own.
The Salon urbain is a project of the joint-venture consortium
of architects Sid Lee
Architecture and Aedifica. Martin Leblanc,