Designed by Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Bélanger Salach Architecture, the La Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury in Northern Ontario is a 2023 Global Future Design Awards gold winner for cultural architecture. The three-story building houses a multidisciplinary arts center focused on French-Canadian culture.
The facility features a glass and metal façade contrasting its brick base and historically inspired, weathered-steel wall-cladding panels. Alumicor and Viracon were the curtainwall and glazing suppliers, and Barrie Metro Glass was the glazing contractor. The glazing systems are designed to optimize daylight, views and thermal performance, while the aluminum-framed fenestration, metal cladding and masonry reflect the area’s topographical and geological colors.