Designed by ARCHITEM Wolff Shapiro Kuskowski architectes, Trois-Rivières Amphitheatre is located in Trois-Rivières, Canada. Inspired by the town’s history, with its roots in the lumber industry, Architem’s project creates an icon in the landscape and focuses on the connection to the water. The forest informs and inspires the building’s architectural design expression. The exterior wall, recalls the poetry of the seasonal movement of branches, its laciness and transparency.
Its 3-dimensional façade, Modulation orchestrée, is formed using prefabricated façade system of perforated metal cylinders in an innovative way. The building frames views through to the river and provides a vibrating rhythm on its double skin, a kinetically created illusion that changes as we move along its face. With its dynamic movement it also recalls the cultural function of the project- music and dance.At night, the facade glows as a floating wave that transforms itself into a colourfully lit beacon, a magnet to the cultural arena.