Bold as the landscape

Bold as the landscape

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.

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.

Awards and mentions

2002
Winner
National Architecture Competition