This Mont-Laurier, Quebec Theater Adapts to Suit Its Occupants

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 22, 2015
References: arch-fabg & archdaily
A well-designed community theater is an architectural space where anything can happen -- and this Mont-Laurier, Quebec theater is prepared to adapt to any production.

The Mont-Laurier, Quebec theater was designed by architecture firm Les Architectes FABG. The aesthetics of the building are striking, minimal and geometric. It incorporates design elements that pay tribute to the history of Mont-Laurier, Quebec, which is rooted in the lumber trade.

Because it exists as a community space as well as a performance venue, the theater needed to be usable as a gathering place and event hall in addition to hosting dance, music and drama acts. FABG therefore built the theater to be completely adaptable to any kind of use. It boasts a raising and lowering stage, telescopic seats that retract to provide more floor space and removable guard rails in the mezzanine areas.