Kollectif, an online publication celebrating the architectural community in Quebec, has included the Place Bell in its roundup of the top 5 projects to look forward to in 2017.
The Place Bell is a multipurpose complex located in Laval — a city on the outskirts of Montreal. Featuring a 10,000-seat arena with a standard National Hockey League ice rink, an Olympic speed and figure skating arena, and a community rink, the complex is set to become one of the region’s most in-demand sports destinations.
In addition to being designed to house a large variety of sporting events — including acting as the new home for the Laval Rocket, the Montreal Canadiens affiliated American Hockey League team — the complex will act as a high-level training center and a key tool in attracting and retaining elite athletes. The complex will also act as a civic destination and home for cultural activities, including concerts, family and theatrical performances, as well as community and corporate events.