Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park / Smith Vigeant Architects

Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park / Smith Vigeant Architects

© Stéphane Brugger© Stéphane Brugger© Stéphane Brugger© Stéphane Brugger+ 11

Lac-Supérieur, Canada
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  600 Area:  600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Stephane Brugger
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Facid
  • Engineers:CLA experts-conseils & Martin Roy et associates
  • Landscape Architects:VLAN
  • Contractor:CRT Construction Inc
  • Lighting Design:: Smith Vigeant architects, Martin Roy et associates, EDP inc
  • Architect In Charge:Daniel Smith
  • Design Team:Daniel Smith, Anik Malderis, Julien Gouin-Charbonneau, Karine Renaud, Cindy Neveu, Stéphan Vigeant
  • City:Lac-Supérieur
  • Country:Canada
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© Stéphane Brugger
© Stéphane Brugger

Text description provided by the architects. Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the Discovery Centre offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains. The building consists of three distinct sections: an amphitheatre, a space for service facilities, and a discovery zone. This building is formed by a continuous band of rustic wood that unfolds into walls, a roof and a floor sheltered by a large canopy. 

© Stéphane Brugger
© Stéphane Brugger

Given its pristine location in the heart of nature, the use of wood as the primary material facilitated the harmonious insertion of the building into the unspoiled setting. To achieve this, a wide variety of wood species were used on both the exterior and interior, reinterpreting the site’s richness in textures and colours, while giving the building durability and résistance.

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Floor Plan

Translated jury’s comment: “The illuminated spaces offer an interesting play of volumes, both interior and exterior. The unique building form awakes the senses and invites it to be discovered. The use of abundant and diverse wood types creates warm and welcoming interior spaces.”

© Stéphane Brugger
© Stéphane Brugger

The Discovery Centre was designed around the site’s natural and climatic features and in respect to bioclimatic principles. The development of the project was founded on the assiduous integration of the building into the site as well as its sensitivity to the surrounding area.

© Stéphane Brugger
© Stéphane Brugger

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Address:Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, 3824 Chemin du Lac Supérieur, Lac-Supérieur, QC J0T 1P0, Canada

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Cite: "Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park / Smith Vigeant Architects" 08 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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