Montreal’s imposing Centre Canadien d’Architecture (Canadian Centre for Architecture) spans an entire block. Located in the southwest corner of downtown Montreal, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA ) consists of two buildings that take up 130, 000 square feet of exhibition space. You will find exhibition galleries, a theatre, bookstore, library and study centre. All dedicated to the appreciation of architecture.
Galleries at the CCA
The CCA is quite different from other museums because of its subject matter. Instead of paintings and sculptures that you would normally find in traditional museums, the CCA contains blueprints, 3-D buildings and photographs. One of the highlights of the CCA is the impressive sculpture garden.
A Museum and Research Centre
The CCA focuses solely on buildings and their design, so most of the exhibits in this museum are always related to landscape design, urban planning and or course, architecture. The CCA is also a study and research center with a vast amount of prints, drawings and photographs. It’s no wonder why architects from all over the world come to Montreal to visit the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Even if you are not an architecture buff, you will still enjoy the various exhibits at the CCA.