Montreal's New Conference Center Is Adding Color To The City

Like it or not, Montreal's colorful new Palais des Congrès is grabbing attention.
April 10, 2004, 9am PDT | Zvi Leve
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The colorful new expansion of Montreal's Palais des Congrès challenges urban norms about public buildings. "Importantly, the new architecture also covers a sunken highway that had separated Montréal's historic and business districts. The new construction further repairs the urban fabric by providing ground level public and commercial activity and pedestrian and transportation links." According to the project architect Michael Carrol, "The lasting impression is a Palais des Congrès that is decidedly unconventional."

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Published on Friday, April 9, 2004 in Architecture Week
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