Auditorium BanQ

Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec

The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (known by the French acronym BAnQ) has a mission to disseminate the published documentary, archive, and film heritage of the province. Scéno Plus was given a mandate to design the auditorium for this major cultural forum.

Outstanding features

  • Context

    • Preservation site for Quebec and world heritage;
    • 4 million documents open to the general public.
  • Citizen space

    • An activity site, with : an auditorium, exhibition hall, café/ restaurant, booths for booksellers, and outdoor facilities.
  • Multipurpose venue

    • This small space is remarkably intimate – the ideal site for lectures, dance and theatre performances, or chamber music concerts.
    • The specialized modern equipment meets the particular needs of this type of small performance space.
  • Equipment

    • Offers a complete sound and lighting systems, large video projection and motorized suspension system.
    • The stepped seating and impressively high ceilings lend the room a sense of space and openness.