GASPE MUSEUM

Bold as the landscape

  • Client

    Corporation du musée de la Gaspésie

  • Year

    2004-2009

  • Location

    Canada

  • Consortium

    Brière
    Croft Pelletier, architectes*
    Vachon Roy architectes

     

    (*Croft Pelletier architectes co-founded by Eric Pelletier, now a Lemay partner)

1 Award

2002
Grands Prix du design, category: Library
Grands Prix du design, Intérieurs Magazine
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Overlooking the bay

The Gaspé Museum makes a bold statement in line with its breathtaking views of Gaspé Bay. One of eastern Quebec’s most prominent wooden structures, this regional landmark tells the story of a people steeped in maritime tradition. Lemay’s proposal for a multifunctional extension both complements and enhances the original structure.  The addition needed to be built on a narrow piece of sloping land, between the existing building and an external amphitheatre, without hindering the museum’s normal operations.

  • GASPE MUSEUM Lemay Architecture
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The project adds new exhibit rooms, technical areas, regional archives and a documentation centre as it maximizes natural light and views of the bay. Its architectural language evokes the power of the landscape and the area’s maritime memory. 

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  • GASPE MUSEUM Lemay Architecture
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