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Overlooking Lakes, Mountains and a Forest: Center with Smart Green Roof

The Centre de Services Le Bonnallie is masterpiece of green design, combining modernity with eco-savvy design and a cool indoor-outdoor interplay. With Stukely Lake and its beach just outside the expansive building add to the overall ambiance of the space with the gorgeously shaped amphitheater becoming the focal point outside. The connection between the building and the outdoors is both visual and sensual with natural materials inspired by the forest holding sway. The dark exterior of the building along with its striking green roof allow it to blend in with the forested backdrop even as the interior feels modern and exquisite.

Green roof of the Centre de Services Le Bonnallie

Set within the confines of Mont-Orford National Park, a serving kitchen, an open outdoor deck and ample sitting space create multiple opportunities to rest and rejuvenate. The building offers a perfect base from which one can explore the amazing flora and fauna of the National Park with custom walkways and storage spaces completing a breezy, beautiful and nature-centric setting. Part of a larger project that aims to bring three different structures to the Park, every moment here is all about engaging with the outdoors. [Photography: Stéphane Groleau]

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View of Centre de Services Le Bonnallie from above
View of the mountain and lake from the forest retreat
A perfect lakeside retreat built for activity
Contemporary building in Mont-Orford National Park
Dark exterior of the building draws inspiration from the landscape around it
Interior of gorgeous center in Mont-Orford National Park

The textures, materials and colours used, in harmony with tree bark, cause the building’s appearance to shift with each passing hour. Crafted specifically for this project, the building’s cedar cladding is applied in alternating strips—recessed, in relief, gaps. As a result, the shadows falling on the building change as the sun moves across the sky.

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Multi level building offers unabated access to the world outside
Multi-level outdoor sitting area with ample sitting room
Open deck of the building offers wonderful view opportunities
Centre de Services Le Bonnallie in Canada
Lovely use of glass walls and windows bring in ample natural light

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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