MENKES SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX Architectes

Café des Lettres, bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec

A convivial passageway, the Café des lettres is located in the heart of the second hall of the BAnQ. Drawing upon the setting’s configuration, the concept allowed for excellent acoustic control, as well as the development of an open space, free of barriers, preserving the integrity of fluid language, uncontaminated by neighbouring environmental elements. Discrete and respectful of the building’s restrained character, this intervention presents a consistently formal style, underscored by a judicious choice of furniture and elegant and contemporary materials. The very popular establishment offers a place to relax which the library users greatly appreciate.

  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Client: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
  • Crédits photographiques : Marc Cramer