Le St. CyrQUARTIER DES SPECTACLES, MONTRÉAL, CANADA
The gastronomic occupant of the emblematic 2-22 shares the building’s ground floor with La Vitrine and the CIBL radio station, helping to create that festive atmosphere unique to the Quartier des Spectacles. Bordering the sidewalk of Sainte-Catherine St., the longitudinal space is divided into four sections, each with its own distinctive feel. With an imposing form projecting from the ceiling, showering the room with twinkling crystal and light, the bistro-style dining room occupies the restaurant’s central area. The upper part of the form’s surface can be used for projections, adding to the energy of this central location while alluding to the neon lights of the neighbourhood’s bygone days. A long bar adds a splash of colour to the monochrome and timeless space. A private room with a view on the 2-22 lobby is set behind an impressive wine cellar and plunges the visitor into the ambiance of the site. At the other end, a lounge with retractable partitions can accommodate private events, without monopolizing the rest of the restaurant.
LOCATION: Quartier des spectacles, Montréal, Québec, Canada
TYPE OF INTERVENTION: Interior design
AREA: 4,874 sq. ft. (restaurant: 2,421 sq. ft., basement kitchen 2,453 sq. ft.)
BASE-BUILDING: Aedifica & Gilles Huot architectes