Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station / STGM Architectes

© Stéphane Groleau

Architects: STGM Architectes
Location: Petite-Rivière-St-François, Québec,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Project Area: 630.0 sqm
Client: Groupe Le Massif

Built along the St. Lawrence River at the bottom of the Massif de Charlevoix mountain, the Grande Pointe railway station gives clients of the new tourist train and shuttle access to the mountain. Integration with the unique landscape of the region is achieved through the station’s simplicity, scale, intrinsic relationship with the river and materials.

© Stéphane Groleau

The tamarack boards, which cover most of the building, are harvested locally. Their appearance, left in their natural state, will change, becoming grayer over time. The spacing between the boards allows slivers of light into the interior, reflecting the rural architecture of the Charlevoix region with its rustic barns and rough wood structures.

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Cite: "Le Massif de Charlevoix Train Station / STGM Architectes" 21 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=264463>
  • Sukhen Padmanabha

    I loved the structure. It is beautiful, simple and elegant. The entire station fits in very neatly. HOwever, wOuld someone please throw some light on how the fire department views the boards. Does this building have to get pre certified from fire dept. Do the boards meet the required fire rating. Thanks in advance.