Project Wemindji training center
ClientCree Nation Government
Type of project Education
Territory Nord-du-Québec
City Wemindji
Year 2015

Wemindji training center


The Wemindji training center was completed in 2015, followed by the Waskaganish center in 2017. Each building consists of two different masses. The linear finesse of the main façade, composed of prefabricated concrete panels and rectilinear sunscreens, emphasizes horizontality along the full length of the structure. Under this enormous exterior skin lie the administrative spaces and the classrooms.

A more vertical mass, with a sloped roof and colorful metal siding, houses the multi-purpose workshops. This volume is pierced by large openings that accentuate the building’s geometry and allow natural light to enter. The timber structure lends the building unique warmth.