in situ atelier d’architecture, Annie Lebel and Stéphane Pratte, has worked since 1995 to define a multidisciplinary architectural practice: furniture, interior design, installation, museography, residential, cultural and commercial architecture, and urban design. This approach allows in situ to develop strong and original concepts that carry out a global vision. Catalyst in the process of creation, the concept of site is approached as an active, spatial and temporal data. Known for the clarity of its concepts and the refined making of its projects, in situ attribute great importance to the quality of the physical implementation of the project.
This artwork celebrates the vast space under the light shaft of the main West Side entrance. A double wall of nickel-plated steel balls from the opening of the roof is suspended a few meters above ground levels, and defines a monumental space. This curtain creates an evanescent surrounding wall which acts as a reflecting and transparent filter. It transforms itself according to the ambiant lights and from the observer’s point of view. This installation marks a place for events without interrupting daily activities and transits.