A vision to create a national centre devoted to celebrating, understanding and better experiencing the mountains.
The National Mountain Centre will promote responsible and sustainable tourism, serving a crucial role in interpreting the nature, history, culture, science and sport of Canada's mountains.
Inspired by geological strata, the centre will consist of juxtaposed layers with different activities taking place within, on and under the delaminated layers. Visitors will have a spatial experience analogous to that of a mountain hike with a continuous promenade with mountain views and exhibited artefacts. The mountains themselves will become a permanent exhibit with distinct views framed by the spaces between the centre's strata.
Saucier + Perrotte
Marc Boutin Architects
The National Mountain Centre
Canmore Alberta, Canada