Saucier + Perrotte - McGill New Faculty of Music PDF Print Email
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Thursday, 06 December 2007 19:00

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The new Faculty of Music brings a breath of freshness to Montreal’s McGill University campus. This eight-stories building designed by Architects Saucier + Perrotte is located on a narrow strip of land at the South-East corner of McGill at the intersection of Sherbrooke and Aylmer streets. Design Principal Gilles Saucier did a careful reading of the urban context assimilating its components and deriving the conceptual guidelines for the building’s exterior.


South of the McGill Campus lies the Montreal downtown area. All the way to Sherbrooke, the land is relatively flat. Then it starts ascending upward to the mountain of Mont-Royal. Gilles Saucier was inspired from these topographical conditions; "It's as if McGill acted like a geological plate that shifted the city grid, so the building design accentuates that fact." The architecture of building was imagined as exposed strata that were eroded from Mont-Royal.

 

 

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Saucier + Perrotte - Perimeter Institute for Research in Theoretical Physics PDF Print Email
Research Facilities
Sunday, 09 March 2008 04:10

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The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (shortened to Perimeter Institute or simply PI) is an independent, resident-based research institute devoted to foundational issues in theoretical physics.

Riding the controversial line between public and private space, this private research institute attempts to subvert the usual hard thresholds established by private enterprise in the public realm.

 

 

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