Auditorium and Museum – Air Canada

 Global description

The project includes two different spaces of the head office of Air Canada established in Montreal: the creation of a museum and the creation of an auditorium. Both spaces are integrated in the actual head office rooms.  The museum includes a presentation space with windows and sound diffusion and an immersive space with video-projection and surround sound. The auditorium has around 200 seats capacity. A special interior design is required as well as an adapted acoustic to the conference’s organization and to the sound diffusion through a sound system.

Museum challenges

In the museum, the main challenge was to optimize the acoustic insulation performance of walls in order to limit the impact of the PA system in the immersion room on other areas. Particularly, the adjacent offices and the cafeteria must remain calm and conducive to have comfortable places exchanges. Thus INSUL software was used to assist in the partitions assembly optimization.

Auditorium Challenges

The study main goal was to optimize the auitorium room acoustics to achieve an acoustic conducive to the speaker’s voice intelligibility and listener’s questions. The design of the auditorium volume, the ceiling and governance areas has been achieved. In addition, according their location, walls, ceiling and floor materials were defined. Reflective panels on the ceiling above the stage and absorbent panels on the walls have been optimized to achieve predefined acoustic rooms criteria.


Museum Architect : Provencher Roy – Auditorium Architect : Architecture 49 – Surface : 800 m2 – Year : 2015