Grand Théâtre de Québec - Addition of Structural Glass Shell
Client : Grand Théâtre du Québec
The original Grand Théâtre de Québec building, constructed in 1971, has experienced significant deterioration of its precast concrete façade. The solution selected to remedy this erosion is the installation of a structural glass envelope to cover the entire perimeter of the existing building. This innovation will preserve the heritage of the building and showcase its brutalist architecture, immortalized by Victor Prus.
ELEMA was mandated to design the glass systems of this new translucent envelope with an approximate surface area of 5,900 m2 (63,500 ft2). The specifications of each glass type and thickness was selected according to its application in the façade (horizontal, vertical, corner or angle). A dozen different assemblies for the glass were designed.