Promenade Samuel-De Champlain: Quai des Flots
Daoust Lestage, Inc.
Wooden table or bench structures resembling timber pallets sitting on plaza with water jets; The cultural section of the project (Station des Quais), gathers four contemporary gardens inspired by the mood of the river; the Quai des brumes, the Quai des flots, the Quai des hommes and the Quai des vents. In Quai des flots (Waves Dock), walls of water rise, light up and then go off, like the surf of the river. Sequences of variation in height of the jets are set by a programmable controller with an anemometer, which also manages the lighting in the evening. If the wind becomes too strong, the height of the jet is reduced by 25% to 50% to prevent passersby from being splashed. Source: Commission de la Capitale Nationale Quebec; http://www.capitale.gouv.qc.ca/ (accessed 7/27/2014)
Type of Workgarden; fountain
architecture, botanical, contemporary (1960 to present), Gardens, parks (recreation areas), Rivers, Twenty-first century
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