The Opera House in Quebec City, Canada is not a conventional building. It has a large stage with elaborate theater machines, an orchestra pit and a spacious auditorium, the construction, the ceiling and wall elements only Euro pallets have been built. The beauty and functionality of the pallets was finally put back in the limelight.
An amazing opera house built only from euro pallets
Euro pallets, which are used as goods carriers in transport and are often burned afterwards are a trend in architecture and will always play a major role in combination with other materials. The innovative building material inspired the Jacques Plante and Pascale Pierre team to build the Quebec Opera House. In July 2011 it was constructed for the annual Quebec International Opera Festival in the courtyard of the Conservatory. Technically perfect solutions for sound, light and acoustics are offered here. The creative architects focus on design strategies, ecology, sustainability and recycling.
A great building made of Euro pallets in Canada – L’Opera range
Euro pallets are practical and allow multiple design options. Any areas and volumes can be realized with it. The contemporary opera house in Quebec City – L’Opera Palette – is sustainable and offers an airy auditorium. In addition, the public building is waterproof thanks to special membranes and can be used for various events.
Photos by Alexandre Guerin
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The Wood Pallet Stage – Opera House in Quebec City, Canada