The architectural concepts for the elementary schools that will emerge in Gatineau, Maskinongé, Quebec, Saguenay, Shefford and Rimouski are mostly from the architecture competition dedicated to the school building “Let's imagine the schools of tomorrow together”. Over 160 proposals were submitted for five expansion or construction projects for new primary schools.
“Competitions generate a wide variety of concepts. In addition, they help to demonstrate that in Quebec, we are creative, and that this creativity will be put to the service of the educational world. "
- Pierre Thibault, architect and co-founder of Lab-École
A new generation of schools
These schools will offer more space and flexibility, bright gathering spaces, friendly dining rooms and widened corridors in the form of learning lanes to encourage teaching practices adapted to the current needs of students and school staff. that accompany them.
For several months now, the school service centers, the winning firms and the Lab-École have been working to make these projects a reality. Despite the context caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, work is progressing well. The first Labs-Schools should open their doors to students at the start of the 2022 school year. All questions regarding the enrollment of students in these schools, the costs of the project and the work schedule should be addressed directly to the management of the centers. school services.
Read full press release on the Lab-École website.