See the evolution of the construction site of the Pierre Lassonde Pavillion, from 2011 tto 2016, in 1 minute!
Timeline oF the Project
The Musée carries out its first studies for an expansion project.
Pierre Lassonde is named chair of the board of directors of the Musée.
The Musée purchases the site of the Dominican monastery on the Grande Allée. The 3.9 million dollar transaction is assumed entirely by Pierre Lassonde.
The Musée holds an international architectural competition for the building and receives 108 inscriptions from 19 countries.
From the five short-listed projects, the jury unanimously chooses the project presented by OMA, of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in partnership with the Quebec firm Provencher_Roy.
The Fondation du Musée launches its major private fundraising campaign, with a goal of 32.6 million dollars.
Demolition of the former Dominican monastery begins. Pierre Lassonde raises his personal contribution to the fundraising campaign to 10 million dollars. Québec City announces a contribution of 5 million dollars.
OMA and Provencher_Roy deposit the final plans and budget for the building.
The project budget is fixed at 103.4 million dollars, including contributions of 45.1 million dollars from the government of Québec and 33.7 million dollars from the government of Canada.
Construction of the Pierre Lassonde pavilion officially begins.
The building stands out already for its imposing metal structure and its clearly defined forms.
The pavilion opens.