Armand-Frappier Health Museum

Client : Ville de Laval Year : 2021 Budget : 9.96 M$ Area : 1 790 square meters

Relocation and development of the Armand-Frappier Health Museum

Awards and Honours

2023 - Grands Prix du Design - Lauréat Platine - Escalier

2023 - Grands Prix du Design - Certification Argent

Photo credits : Yves Lacombe

The Armand-Frappier Health Museum is relocated to the Cosmodôme site and completes it into a new science museum complex for the City of Laval.

Photo credits : Yves Lacombe
The Armand-Frappier Health Museum’s mission in Laval is to promote the understanding of scientific issues related to human health by offering educational activities.
In 2015, the City of Laval was responsible for the relocation and development of the current museum into a new Health museum on the Cosmodôme site to create a science-based recreation and tourism complex. In 2017, we completed the functional programming and architectural concept. The project currently under construction is being carried out on a turnkey basis.
Although it is an extension of the Cosmodôme, the Health Museum is designed as a separate entity, operating independently of the building to which it is physically connected. Located as an extension from the main entrance of the Cosmodôme, the new corridor opens a new perspective towards the South. This largely glazed passage constitutes a luminous hall, bringing natural light to the centre of the new building and structuring its main functions: reception, multifunctional and exhibition rooms in addition to didactic laboratories.
The radial geometry of the building comes from the foyer located at the entrance of the Cosmodôme, which will become the reception of the new museum. It recalls both the centripetal force of the satellite with the Planet or the electron with its nucleus, bringing the two museums together under a common and unifying theme that will organize their main conceptual elements into a coherent and renewed whole.

In September 2020, DMA was awarded the mandate to renovate the Cosmodôme, enabling the two museums to be pulled into a new recreational, scientific, and educational centre.
Photo credits : Yves Lacombe
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