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Sudbury cultural centre receives more accolades

Place des Arts recognized for team approach to design
Place des Arts in Sudbury has been named the Jury Selection winner by Architizer's A+Awards.

Place des Arts in Sudbury is again being recognized in the world of architecture, this time for its team approach to design.

The francophone arts centre is the Jury Selection winner in the Architecture+Teamwork category as part of the 2024 A+Awards hosted by Architizer, a New York City-based industry organization.

Now in its 12th year, the awards showcase the year’s best architecture and spaces from around the globe.

“Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world and champion those designers that are integral to bringing great buildings to life,” according to the organization.

Opened in 2022, Place des Arts was designed by Sudbury’s Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture (now known as Bélanger Salach Architecture), and Moriyama Teshima Architects of Toronto.

The $30-million arts centre, conceived by seven local francophone arts organizations, is home to an early childhood arts centre, several creative spaces for youth, more than 10,000 square feet of office space, a black-box style multipurpose studio for 120 people, a concert hall with 299 seats, and a contemporary art gallery, and gift and book shop.

Earlier this year, the centre was recognized by the Ontario Association of Architects with a 2024 Design Excellence Award.