Trizart Alliance – theatre and multimedia audiovisual consultants – have been chosen as one of the key players in the new Quebec City Amphitheatre, Place Bell and the renowned Bell Centre.
Trizart Alliance was hired by the owner to help build the new Québec City multifunctional amphitheatre, the Centre Vidéotron. Trizart is contributing its expertise in the design of specialised equipment, management and operation of amphitheatres, arenas and stadia hosting major events.
The amphitheatre, scheduled to open in September 2015, will have a capacity ranging from 15,000 to 20,000-seats, depending on the type of event being held, making it the second largest arena in the region. The venue will be able to host hockey games, large-scale touring concerts and shows, as well as more intimate gatherings. The project budget is $400m.
Place Bell, a new 10,000-seat arena is under construction with Trizart Alliance’s diligent and expert eye watching over the progress of the project. Trizart Alliance was mandated to deliver the functional program and preliminary drawings of the space layout and circulation, as well as the design of specialised equipment, such as sound, video, seating, masking, lighting, rigging and projection, as well as to evaluate the architectural design proposals submitted to build the project. The project is now under construction and the firm is representing the client to ensure conformity to the original design.
The arena, which can be converted into a theatre, will also be fitted with two ice rinks: an Olympic-sized rink and a community skating rink. The building will house 46 corporate boxes and be equipped with the best specialised theatrical equipment.
Trizart Alliance has accumulated years of experience designing specialised equipment for arenas and stadiums, having been on the original team for the construction of the Bell Centre in 1996. Since then, Trizart Alliance has been the consultant to the client for numerous renovation and upgrade projects, such as the design of the new scoreboard, rigging equipment and seating upgrades. The Bell Centre is one of the busiest arenas in North America, being one of the first multifunctional arenas built.