Maison Symphonique de Montreal 2012
Client:Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Project Category:Concert Halls
Architect:Diamond Schmitt Architects
Arch. of Record:Aedifica
Completion Year:2012
Location:Montreal, Quebec
Acoustician:SoundSpace Design
Capacity:1,900 seats
The new home of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra was erected in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles is on the esplanade of Place des Arts at the corner of de Maisonneuve and rue Saint-Urbain.

Responding to the highest international standards in acoustics, board development, and architecture, the new acoustic concert hall was built around the concept shoe box. This model is favored by managers of the best acoustic concert halls in the world. The rectangular model shoe box is distinguished among others by its long and narrow spaces corresponding geometric proportions.

The model shoe box has no backstage or pit, or unnecessary physical facilities on which sound waves can bounce. For this reason, the room is not designed to meet the needs of theater performances, dance, ballet or opera with sets. The auditorium itself -- 21 meters high, 50 meters long, and 25 meters wide -- allows sound to be projected in all its dimensions, thereby further enhancing privacy and reaching the sound quality.