The new Domaine Forget Music and Dance Academy student residence project designed by Bisson|associés architectes is remarkable in that it offers its temporary houseguests a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River. Thirty rooms with carefully designed acoustics were built and appointed with almost monk-like sensibility to allow young artists to truly enter into communion with the inspiring panorama of the Charlevoix. In this all-white, ascetic environment, the notion of creativity through a blank canvas takes on its full meaning. The simplicity of the decor and the mobility of the furniture offer users myriad possibilities to appropriate the space and set it up according to their personality and the practice of their art. The jury was most receptive to this great spatial versatility. Taking the concept of the connection between inside and outside a step further, an ingenious system of mirrored sliding doors integrate a reflection of the landscape into the decor of the rooms. The common areas on the ground floor open completely to the outside as well as onto a multitude of secondary rooms available to the student community.