Harrison Galleries

The World Trade Centre Montréal offers a quality of architecture that is uncommon. At the east end of the building complex is located the Intercontinental Hotel which is adjacent to the lane and its atrium. The two spaces destined to become the Harrison Galleries were far from each other but joined to the elegant spaces of the hotel with their museum-like atmosphere and which would have served as their common foyer.

The design called on a highly articulated geometry; the contrast between the white walls and the existing cement surfaces was the foundation of a striking identity. The concept’s sculptural characteristics established without fail the visual fusion of the two physically distinct spaces–the ground floor’s long and low gallery and the high and cubic gallery on the Saint-Jacques level.