Kuehn Malvezzi . Pelletier de Fontenay

PHI Contemporary . Montreal

Kuehn Malvezzi . Pelletier de Fontenay . renders: © Secchi Smith . + baunetz

Kuehn Malvezzi together with Montreal-based Pelletier de Fontenay won first prize after a three-stage International Architecture Competition to design PHI Contemporary in Old Montréal.At the centre of the new design is an understanding of the institution as an active entity that is being formed in real time, open and in a state of permanent transformation. Conceived as an open landscape rather than a building, the design is a simple and solid framework, a contemporary stage for hosting a wide range of activities.