GRIFFINTOWN GALLERY, MONTREAL, CANADA


Client: Fondation du Horse Palace de Griffintown
Location: Montreal, Canada
Total Floor Area: +4,400 sq ft / 408 m2
Budget: N/A
Status: COMPETITION WINNER
Year: 2010


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NEWS:
HTDSTUDIO WINS GRIFFINTOWN
HORSEPALACE COMPETITION:

HTDSTUDIO's entry among the
winners of 5 design categories
www.griffintowninterrupted.net

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Temporary gallery in Old Montreal

Griffintown Horse Palace, now the site of a contemporary gallery space, looks to negotiate the original site by folding and creasing itself to let light into the tight back alleys, paddocks and barns in this historic area of Old Montreal. While the new gallery's facade frontage addresses the hard street edge held by existing brick residences, its envelope then falls away in a reductive manner giving way to a ribcage of reclaimed wood members to create an outdoor gathering and exhibition space adjacent the existing surrounding buildings.


PRESS

Ya'el Santopinto, "Griffintown Interrupted: An Unsolicited Competition
Brings Global Participants and Local Stakeholders to the Table Over a
District in Limbo"
, Competitions Magazine, March 2011

 

 

Siteplan

Multi zones for different uses.

The three main zones of the temporary space include (1.) the main exhibition space, (2.) small exhibitions / reception area as well as (3.) admin and storage areas.

 

interior

Spatial Flexibility

Large pieces are accommodated by a large, reclaimed, sliding barn door at the south side of the gallery. The space is multi-use as it can be used also for public / private functions, even a "horse show".

night shot

Gallery Facade

The facade acts as an opening into the night, highlighting the gallery's collection and pieces on display, while not drawing attention to itself.