The Michal & Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, has just been awarded a Governor General's Medal in Architecture. In 2013, the project won an Award of Excellence from the Canadian Architect. (in consortium with Atelier TAG)
"The Pavilion for Peace beautifully and effectively fulfills its purpose of providing visitors with galleries, an all-in-one stairway, corridor, and linear public living room that winds its way up to the building. It works on both sides of its walls, providing a generous zone for gallery-goers within, while visually projecting its energy and activity to the city outside. The building is a sensitive insertion into the urban fabric, with a jogged façade that addresses the scale of the adjacent historic houses. The cool, abstract glass-and-aluminum palette of the exterior is balanced with the warm, natural wood of the interior. Its generosity of space and its strategic spatial zoning facilitates both efficient visitor movement and optional socialization. Visible from a block away and transforming into an illuminated lantern at night, the pavilion offers a transparent and welcoming transition from the gallery to the city."
The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.