Bold as the landscape
Corporation du musée de la Gaspésie
Croft Pelletier, architectes*
Vachon Roy architectes
(*Croft Pelletier architectes co-founded by Eric Pelletier, now a Lemay partner)
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.
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.