“Canada’s National Arts Centre is made new again”

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August 1, 2019

The transformation of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa is profiled at length in Lighting and Sound America magazine. Both phases of the $225-million architectural rejuvenation and production renewal are considered.

"A new front door was set into the base of a three-story transparent video “lantern” on the major downtown thoroughfare Elgin Street, a simple stroke of genius that effectively turned the building around to face and welcome the city," Alan Hardiman writes.

"Under the guidance of project architect Jennifer Mallard, principal at Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects, the overall effect of Donald Schmitt’s design achieves the complete transmutation of a dark, hulking concrete bunker into a lighter, brighter structure offering views of Canada’s Parliament Buildings that were not possible in the original design.”

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