• October 26, 2023

Directly inspired by the community’s Northern Quebec culture and the region’s natural landscapes, the new Sept-Îles arena will draw on local materials of wood and aluminum to shape it, and place territory and people at its heart.

Located in the city’s core and built at a pedestrian scale, its strong socio-cultural presence will integrate with the community gently—a “movement across water and materials” and “spectacle which opens up to the community”, here’s what its lead designer Jean-François Gagnon has to say:

“As a native of Sept-Îles, I’ve always been fascinated by the beauty and stillness of the islands, and the clean horizon line that cuts through the sky and sea. This contrast between a peaceful landscape and kinetic energy that guided the building’s design.”

As the arena’s been desired by its community for some time now, we’re proud to see it reach this milestone.

Wood model of the new architectural concept of the future Sept-Iles Arena, from Lemay (Architecture & Design).


Rendering of the new Sept-Îles arena, Sports facility, architecture, design, Lemay