Ville de Rouyn-Noranda
The Rouyn-Noranda Air Terminal project is an opportunity for that city to increase its visibility and stature as the regional capital of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and as a major urban center where a vibrant cultural scene has emerged alongside a commercial and industrial development boom.
This project will further ongoing efforts to consolidate the airport’s role as the principal air travel hub in the region; servicing Northern Quebec, Northern Ontario, Nunavik and Nunavut; and making it the primary gateway to development projects in those regions.
The concept was primarily focused on facilities designed to be functional and safe but also incorporates some distinctive elements:
- The proposed terminal will offer open visual pathways and views of the tarmac from all public areas. It is designed as a single-volume, two-storey building with a sloping roof that also functions as a sunshade. The careful selection and configuration of structure and materials gives the building its distinctive appearance.
- A large, double-height hall, bathed in natural light will house the passenger service area offering peaceful and comfortable waiting areas for arrivals and departures alike.
- A covered outdoor gallery and a paved parvis on the city side define the terminal’s urban plan, providing an inviting setting for passengers arriving at the drop-off area.