After taking to slopes, there can be nothing more enticing than the idea of a steaming cup of fresh coffee, a little slice of calm and the warming, carefully curated interior and 360° experience of the new Bromont Summit Chalet based in Bromont, Canada, conceived by architectural practice Lemay.
The chalet, crafted out of a white articulated volume that winds itself affectionately up the summit, has been carefully designed to not only create a front seat view to the awe-inspiring vistas that envelope it, but to preserve the integrity of the landscape. The perfect stop-off for any passing skier or snowboarder, the chalet lends itself well to moments of rest, recouperation and reflection.
“This grand gesture of wood is a delicate and subtle intervention on a mountain that is already magnificent in itself and appreciated by the community. The chalet takes form as a simple line, highlighting the summit of a grandiose mountain.” Eric Pelletier, Architect, Senior Partner and Design Principal at Lemay
The project has been carefully thought through by Lemay, offering up a build that works seamlessly within its challenging environment. Behind this success is a unique combination of geometry, intersection and transparency, that together play with the landscape and surroundings and allow visitors multiple view options across several levels.
Beneath the chalet’s looming white roof lies the central user experience where panoramic views are aplenty and, as the sun shifts and evening arrives, the natural interior wooden shell of the project emerges more prominently and casts a warming glow across the summit.
“Twenty years ago, I was already thinking about this chalet at the top of the mountain. What was a simple vision has become reality. With its extremely thoughtful architecture, our chalet represents a signature location for the mountain, the city and the region. This gathering place is ideal for creating extraordinary sensory experiences and indelible memories.” Charles Désourdy, President of Bromont Mountain of Experiences
Alongside the build of the chalet, the overall project also includes a maintenance vehicle garage, attached chairlift and landing and a warming welcome pavilion for the ski resort that has stood as an economic hub for the City of Bromont for multiple years. Together, all of these elements form a ski resort and destination many a globetrotter will want to add to their bucket list.
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Architecture practice: Lemay
Photography: Phil Bernard
Project sourced from: v2com