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Projects 26 Feb 2015

Artistic event at La Fabrique 125: Chabanel en lumière brings light and warmth to hundreds of people!

At the invitation of the SHDM and the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough, hundreds of people bystanders, residents and stakeholders in the economic, cultural and social life of the Chabanel district, gathered around La Fabrique 125 to enjoy a beautiful winter evening and experience the thrill of an ephemeral artistic creation combining sound and lights. Using as a backdrop this former factory in the fashion district, which was revamped by Huma Design + Architecture, passersby became creators in this interactive show by playing on a heated keyboard whose notes were guiding light beams. Young and old could thus unleash their creativity while enjoying a hot chocolate and winter dishes prepared by the street food truck La Boîte à fromages.

Taking advantage of the extraordinary canvas offered by the La Fabrique 125 building, the Atomic3 firm had designed an interactive light installation to highlight the ingenious combination of industrial heritage and contemporary design that characterizes it so well. The musician, Alexandre Racine, superbly entertained the crowd with a most appropriate repertoire of classical, pop and jazz pieces.

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Regarding La Fabrique 125
Built in a former industrial building in the fashion district, the beautiful New York-inspired lofts of La Fabrique 125 now welcome a whole new generation of young professionals and entrepreneurs who help boost a neighborhood already bubbling with activity.
Developed by Groupe Dayan and designed especially by the firm Humà Design + architecture, the La Fabrique 125 building has won several awards for its bold design including a special award in the “signage and branding ” category as part of the Grands prix du design 2013 for its interior and exterior graphic concept, an award of excellence in the category “environmental typography” in the Communication Arts Competition 2014 and an honorable mention from ASIA Pacific interior Design Awards, at the presentation of the 2015 Grand Prix du design awards . La Fabrique 125 also has its Accès Condos accreditation.

Photo credit: Sylvie Trépanier