excerpt from the communiqué:
THE CONSORTIUM OF MANON ASSELIN ARCHITECTE + JODOIN LAMARRE PRATTE ARCHITECTES WIN THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS’ ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION TO DESIGN ITS NEW FIFTH PAVILION
THIS NEW PAVILION OF INTERNATIONAL ART, WHICH WILL HOUSE THE MICHAL AND RENATA HORNSTEIN COLLECTION AMONG OTHERS, WILL BE UNVEILED AS PART OF THE CITY OF MONTREAL’S 375TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
Montreal, April 25, 2013 – Last December, in the presence of Maka Kotto, Quebec’s Ministre de la Culture et des Communications, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) announced anarchitectural competition for the design of its new fifth pavilion. After a rigorous two-stage selection process, the jury unanimously entrusted the design of the new wing to the Manon Asselin architecte + Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architectes consortium. Details of the project, maquettes and photos will be unveiled to the public and the media at a special presentation on
Montreal Museums Day, Sunday, May 26, at the MMFA.
"With the consortium of Manon Asselin Architecte and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes, we feel that 1+1=3! The young firm TAG's creative and empathetic ability to respond to the challenges of public spaces is complemented by the meticulous approach and experience of
Jodoin Lamarre Pratte Architectes, a combination that will produce a boldly innovative design to carry the architectural history of the MMFA's complex into the 21st century", says Nathalie Bondill, Director and Chief Curator of the MMFA.