The prestigious Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, in association with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, recently presented an International Architecture Award to the Daoust Lestage architectural and design firm for its work on the Samuel de Champlain Promenade project in Québec City.
Standing as an enduring monument to Québec’s capital and its 400th anniversary in 2008, Samuel de Champlain Promenade runs for 2.5 km along the St. Lawrence River between the Quai des Cageux and the Côte de Sillery.
The Promenade was singled out for recognition from a field of 1,000 projects submitted for this international competition, which honours major real estate, landscape architecture and planning projects carried out by the world’s leading architects, landscape architects and urban planners.
The Québec National Capital Commission (CCNQ), which oversaw the project, entrusted the construction to a consortium consisting of Daoust Lestage Inc., Williams Asselin Ackaoui and Option Aménagement. The consortium was coordinated by urban designer and planner Réal Lestage; the GENIVAR/SNC Lavalin consortium provided engineering services.
Since its official opening in June 2008, the Samuel de Champlain Promenade has also been recognized by the American Concrete Institute, the National Post Design Exchange, the Wood Design & Building Awards and the World Architecture Festival.