Discovery Centre, Parc National du Mont-Tremblant
Parc National du Mont-Tremblant (Lac Supérieur)
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Located in the La Diable sector of the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant, this building owned and operated by the SÉPAQ (Société des établissements de plein air du Québec) stands out on account of its three distinct areas: outdoor amphitheatre, service area, and community/discovery area.
Taken together, the wood framework combined with the steel structure, serves to meet the challenges of a complex building volume and an irregular structural design. The main roof’s numerous intersecting slopes extend outward in the form of an overhang of more than 4.5 metres in length. The hybrid structure frees up the building’s perimeter, thereby maximizing the glassed-in space. Thanks to a glue-lam curtain wall, an abundance of natural light pours inside the building, further enhancing the natural beauty of wood.
In addition to defining various areas for users, the diverse and abundant use of wood endows the different spaces with a warm atmosphere. Among the wood species used, it is worth noting American elm for the furniture, pine for the ceiling and false roof, eastern white cedar for the exterior siding, hemlock for the dressing of the amphitheatre and “terrasse” service area, and cedar for the interior services. All these species originate primarily in FSC-certified boreal forests located in Quebec’s Lower Laurentians.
The value of the light frame structure is $100,000, while that of the various interior and exterior sidings is approximately $100,000.
Winning Project Quebec (Cecobois)