The Pierre Lassonde pavilion of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) opened on June 24, 2016, on Grande Allée in Quebec City. With a futuristic approach, the new building, of international caliber, unifies as never before the urban life of Quebec City to the picturesque landscape of the National Battlefield Park.
By allowing the MNBAQ to double its exhibition space, the new 14,900 m2 building now serves as a bright and contemporary gateway to the museum complex, which already has three pavilions, in addition to providing it with larger spaces to present its collections and showcase art and artists from here and elsewhere.
A new cutting edge pavilion was added to the three existing pavilions of the MNBAQ. It required the joint work of Ingenia and the consulting engineering group to design 20 ventilation units from 2000 to 32,000 cfm. The systems had to be designed to ensure constant comfort to the users and maintain optimal condition for the conservation of the works of art.
The Ingenia sales team worked with the consulting engineer to design ventilation units to achieve optimal ambient conditions. In order to maintain thermal performances, the casings were manufactured with a 3’’ thick no-through metal construction and injected with polyurethane. For added durability, the exterior surfaces of the unit were covered with oven-baked powder paint. Moreover, to guarantee optimal air quality and therefore eliminate bacterial growth, the internal surfaces were coated with an antimicrobial powder paint.