The Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui is exclusively dedicated to mounting dramatic productions by Quebec playwrights, playing a leading role in the development of the dramatic arts in Quebec. This project involved the conversion of an old movie theatre and two neighbouring residential buildings, giving the theatre the space it needed to fulfill its mandate. Completed in a record 10 months, the project received the Award of Excellence from Canadian Architect magazine.
This versatile showroom combines the flexibility of a multi-configurable room with the theatrical machinery of an Italian-style space. The “trampoline net”, a suspended grid made of steel cables, gives technicians more flexibility in terms of installations and covers the entire surface with lighting and sound equipment. Since the trampoline is partially retractable, the room can be configured Italian-style with the use of special scene machinery.
The tiers are completely mobile and removable. The stage can be mechanically enlarged with an elevator lifting the front section. Acoustic panels revolve to absorb or reflect sound as needed.
The rehearsal hall can be turned into a small studio theatre, since it has all the necessary infrastructures. The roof features a tiered terrace where public lectures or small-scale shows can take place in summer.
Definition of design criteria and design of theatre and rehearsal hall
Design of specialized equipment infrastructures and systems
Follow up: architecture, theatre design and stage equipment