Le Clocher Penché
Year : 2020
Location : Quebec City (Qc), Canada
Area : sf
The new space deeply embraces its Nordic identity through its color palate. Forest green mingles with essences of orange wood and tones of brown and terracotta that hearken to our terroir.
APPAREIL Architecture was mandated to renovate Quebec’s renowned gastronomic restaurant, Le Cloché penché. The owners wanted to reimagine the space in the spirit of their culinary creations, at once audacious and classical.
Originally an old bank dating back to 1916, the restaurant’s floor and moldings are original. The large windows let in abundant light and highlight the wooden moldings that stand in contrast to the white walls. The resulting classical atmosphere stays true to the place’s spirit, while bringing it into the contemporary period through integrated elements of design: from light fixtures and terrazzo tables to benches.
The kitchen surrounded by a structure that showcases it takes center stage as the restaurant’s heart, in the image of the Cloché’s cuisine.
Architecture : APPAREIL Architecture
Contractor : Habitat Construction
Cabinetmaker : Fabrica
Light fixtures : Jacques & Anna
Photographer: Félix Michaud