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.
- Project managers:
- Marie-Jeanne Allaire-Côté, Alexandre Morin, Simon Parent
- Laro Expert-Conseil
- Quirion Construction