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June 23, 2016

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec extension work completed

Architecture firm OMA has finished extension work on the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, a fine arts museum in Qubec City of Canada.

By Srijanee Chakraborthy

Architecture firm OMA has finished extension work on the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, a fine arts museum in Qubec City of Canada.

The project features a host of stepped galleries and an angular staircase. The extended wing has also been opened with an investment of around $100m.

OMA partnered with Provencher Roy on the 14,900m2 building. Its new structure is considered to be the largest cultural project in the city.

"OMA partnered with Provencher Roy on the 14,900m2 building."

It will serve as a gateway between Grande Allée thoroughfare and the park, as well connecting the area to the museum’s three buildings.

OMA’s team was led by partner Shohei Shigematsu. It was quoted by Dezeen as saying: "The building aims to weave together the city, the park, and the museum as an extension of all three simultaneously."

Galleries are placed in three primary volumes, leading down towards the park. Following the extension work, the museum’s exhibition space has increased by almost 90%.

Pierre Lassonde Pavilion has been named after the chair of the board of directors of the museum.

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