RCMP Detachment

PROJECT:

RCMP Detachment

LOCATION:

Gaspé, Quebec

APPLICATION:

Cladding

ARCHITECT:

Alfredo Vega, RCMP, Montreal

CONTRACTOR:

Marcel Charest et Fils, St. Pascal, Quebec

METAL SUPPLIER:

Ideal Roofing, Ottawa


DESCRIPTION:

The RCMP Detachment Building in Gaspé, Quebec, on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is a contemporary interpretation of a civic
institutional building, featuring prominent expanses of copper cladding.

The 16-oz. copper cladding covers three prominent, turret-like sections of the building. They emphasize entrances and other features of the building and function as identifying devices. The architects have taken advantage of copper's historical image to provide cues to the function
of the facility.

Adapted from Canadian Copper, No. 146.