Fermont's wind shelter documentary
Back in the 1970's two architects had a modern vision to create a Northern mining town that was built for the climate and built for community. Maurice Desnoyers and Norbert Schoenauer were inspired by Swedish design in creating the town's iconic windscreen. It's a long, tall series of buildings that wraps around the town, and protects it from the harsh Northern climate. It's an idea that was intriguing to Simon Nakonechny.
The documentary-maker decided to visit Fermont, to see if this innovative design had fulfilled its promise of futuristic Northern Living. Here's how it sounded as he arrived in town by cab, from Wabush.