As part of the SPOT (Sympathique Place Ouverte à Tous)architecture and design cultural event held in Quebec City, ADHOC architectes teamed up with a group of students from Université de Laval’s school of architecture to create and build an outdoor stage canopy called Vol-au-vent. The Carré Lépine, 715 Saint-Vallier Street East in Quebec City, was the site for the whimsical installation consisting of windmills made of an ultra reflective film strung up on transparent wire, which shimmer under sunlight as well as stage spotlights at night. Despite its minimalist treatment, the installation envelops the entire space, creating a playful, festive atmosphere. This construction feels like an organic object, a sense that’s reinforced by the fluttering sound produced by the windmills spinning in the breeze. On the ground and even on the walls of the surrounding houses, they create a patterned shadow effect reminiscent of a passing flock of birds. With its auditory and visual vibrations, Vol-au-vent creates a fanciful and unique atmosphere in a once-neglected space.