“ . . . beautiful setting . . . adds a lot to what they are doing inside . . . stunning performance hall . . .
Since opening the Isabel Bader Centre, the arts at Queen’s University have blossomed, fostering the development and implementation of true interdisciplinary collaborations and reinforcing the university’s aims to strengthen its arts offerings. The world-class performance hall, the only one of its kind in the region, provides a competitive advantage to Queen’s students and faculty, and allows its students to learn from world-renowned musicians to enhance their education. It provides audiences and artists access to world-class cutting-acoustic quality.
“The Isabel” is unique in the number of important and diverse roles it plays for Queen’s University. It is an arts venue, a learning centre, an incubator of talent, a trainer in the next generation of arts leaders, a producer and presenter of innovative works, an investor in creativity, an artistic focal point, and a vibrant site of cultural expression. The architects understood this vision, and executed it far beyond where our own imaginations could have taken us,” says Tricia Baldwin, Director. “This architecturally stunning and acoustically superior performance hall brings to life a transformative vision for collaborative creative arts in Canada,” she adds.
Snøhetta; also N45 Architecture Inc.; Arup Acoustics; Theatre Projects Consultants; Marshall & Murray; Halsall; Stantec; Architectural Lighting; MGAC