Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park by Smith Vigeant Architects

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park – Showcasing the Splendour of Wood. Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the Discovery Centre offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

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.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © 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.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

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.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

The Discovery Centre was designed around the site’s natural and climatic features and in respect to bioclimatic principles.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

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. Text by Smith Vigeant architectes.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

Translated jury’s comment: “The illuminated spaces offer an interesting play of volumes, both interior and exterior.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

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.” Source by v2com.

Discovery Centre for Mont-Tremblant National Park
Photo: © Stéphane Brugger

Location: Mont-Tremblant National Park, Canada
Architects: Smith Vigeant architectes
Architect in charge: Daniel Smith, architect, OAQ, LEED®PA
Project Team: Daniel Smith, Anik Malderis, Julien Gouin-Charbonneau, Karine Renaud, Cindy Neveu, Stéphan Vigeant
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
Size: 600 m2
Cost: 2.8M$
Year: 2014
Client: SÉPAQ
Photographs: Stéphane Brugger
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