Terri Meyer Boake BES BArch MArch LEED AP
Associate Professor :: Associate Director :: School of Architecture :: University of Waterloo

L'École Nationale de Cirque

Lapointe, Magne et Associes Architects

Montreal, Quebec


Project Information:

The new circus school in Montreal opened in 2003 and is the only institution of its kind in Canada. The building was toured as part of the joint Engineers and Architects Educators Meeting, sponsored by the Steel Structures Education Foundation, a division of CISC. The meeting was held early in March 2004.
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> engineer: Dessau-Soprin,
> architect: Lapointe, Magne et Associes,
> contractor: J.E. Verreault

construction images

Project Images:

Nighttime view of the school.
View up the sloped structural steel wall along the front of the building.

View of the main practice space.
View of a secondary practice space.

Connection detail of steel at front of school to gym space.
View up the steel that supports the splayed front wall.
View towards the main stair access.
View up the main stair access, wall glazed with cast glass C shapes.
Closeup of connection detail.
Detail of brace.
Front elevation, day shot.
View up access ramp to entry.
View from below of steel and steel mesh shading devices.
View along front edge of building, roof deck unfinished.

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These images are for educational use only and may not be reproduced commercially without written permission. tboake@sympatico.ca

Updated September 25, 2005