In partnership with local-firm TRAME, we submitted in September a concept for a new terminal at the Rouyn-Noranda regional airport, following the request for proposals launched by the city. As part of a major program to renovate its airport facilities, the City of Rouyn-Noranda made the decision to rebuild its terminal, which has become obsolete due to a significant increase in traffic.
Among the various improvements offered by the scheme, the streamlining of the program in order to provide a more responsive solution to the functional needs, the encouragement of exchanges between users and the reduction of risks related to budget overruns were at the forefront of the proposal. By designing a single story building, the elimination of vertical circulation allows for the investment of funds into the improvement of the general quality of the building by providing a generous and open layout with increased visibility to the airlines’ auxiliary services and the integration of the control tower into the main building. The use of a double-height wooden structure providing an abundance of natural light, views of the runways from the waiting area and the clear segregation of spaces dedicated to departures and arrivals further reinforce the functionality and design aspects that underline the architectural approach of the project.