This pink monolithic installation invaded a historical monument in Quebec City

Canadian young collective Les Malcommodes has designed an architectural installation in Quebec City that offers visitors a colorful and immersive experience.

Les malcommodes, Impostor, Quebec City, 2017

The project by Les Malcommodes aimed to question the relationship that Quebeckers have with their built heritage, trying to create a distinctive element, in contrast to the highly touristic environment it’s questioning. The pink monolithic passage generates the illusion of a crossing; it offers visitors a colorful and immersive experience that plunges them into another universe that passes through a historical piece of architecture.

The perforation lets hundreds of light beams penetrate as they follow the sun’s cycles. At the end of the passage, an inclined mirror returns the back of the frames that are painted in another color in order to give the illusion of a continuity. We seem to be able to cross this impassable fortification as the angle of the mirror hides our reflexion and shows a different path.

Img.13 Les malcommodes, Impostor, Quebec City, 2017
Img.13 Les malcommodes, Impostor, Quebec City, 2017
Project managers:
Marie-Jeanne Allaire-Côté, Alexandre Morin, Simon Parent
Engineering:
Laro Expert-Conseil
Contractor:
Quirion Construction

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