Promenade Samuel-De Champlain: Quai des Hommes
Daoust Lestage, Inc.
Vertical "dock" at the end with cut out that frames the view of the St. Lawrence; 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. At Quai des hommes (Man Dock) a long narrow boardwalk recalls the deep bond between man and the river. The end of the boardwalk it becomes a tall vertical freestanding wall with a window cutout to frame the landscape of the opposite shore. There are also stone steps down to the shore. "Restoring the river to Quebec" is the mandate that was given to the National Capital Commission Quebec for the realization of the Promenade Samuel-De Champlain. This was once one of the most degraded shoreline areas. Source: Commission de la Capitale Nationale Quebec; http://www.capitale.gouv.qc.ca/ (accessed 7/27/2014)
Type of Workgarden; installation (visual work); environmental art
architecture, contemporary (1960 to present), Gardens, parks (recreation areas), Rivers, Twenty-first century
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