Sculptural grilles (1976)
Characteristic of Daudelin’s work, circular cut-outs create openings in the stainless steel panels, revealing a rainbow of colours inside. In addition to their decorative function, these sculptures conceal two ventilation shafts.
Did you know?
Originally, the design called for rushing air from arriving trains to move small hammers with fins and produce musical sounds.
About the artist
Born in Granby, Charles Daudelin (1920-2001) was one of the pioneers of the integration of art into public spaces. Among his most celebrated works is the sculpture L’embâcle, installed at place du Québec in Paris in 1984. He was decorated with the Ordre national du Québec in 1998.