The Order of Architects of Quebec (OAQ) introduced the winners of the Award of Excellence in Structure 2021, eleven architectural tasks in 9 totally different classes plus a particular Grand Prize for Excellence in Structure and an viewers award.

The prize, awarded since 1978, has turn into an annual occasion in 2019, reserved for members of the OAQ. Its goal is to acknowledge and improve high quality up to date structure, by selling consciousness of the standard of structure among the many common public.
President of the OAQ Pierre Corriveau identified that “The architectural high quality outcomes from a rigorous and disciplined strategy which, amongst different issues, reconciles the wants of customers and the neighborhood at giant by proposing useful and sustainable options”.
the Award of Excellence in Structure thus turns into a possibility to have a good time high quality in structure and the architects who create it.

The April 1 on-line gala noticed the announcement of the Viewers Award winners and the winners chosen in every class by the jury, chaired by the architect Jean-Pierre Crousse (Barclay & Crousse Structure) and composed of Christiane Germain, co-president of Germain Hôtels et architectes Marc Blouin (Blouin Orzes architects) and Kim pariseau (APPARATUS Structure), in addition to Professor Pedro Ressano Garcia (Ressano Garcia Arquitectos, Lisbon) from the Faculty of Structure at Laval College.

the “Grand Prize for Excellence in Structure” and the Public Prize went to the renovation of the Grand Theater of Quebec via Lemay and Atelier 21. The 2 structure studios have given new life to the long-lasting theater constructing designed by the architect Victor prus and opened in 1971
. The precedence of the undertaking was the preservation of the outside of the theater, which encompasses a spectacular fresco by the sculptor Jordi Bonet. The paintings covers roughly 60% of the perimeter of the constructing, each inside and outside the constructing. The architects of Lemay and Atelier 21 designed a clear outer envelope that conforms to the form of the theater constructing to guard the massive Modernist murals with out blocking its view: a daring and progressive strategy, because the jury notes. The construction designed by the architects consists of skinny metal frames from which 900 glass plates are suspended. The brand new clear envelope protects the mural, and with it, the worth of the constructing as a part of the inventive and architectural heritage of Quebec Metropolis, turning into a key interface between the theater and the town, however with out altering the integrity of the city ensemble.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Photographs courtesy of the Ordre des architectes du Québec
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Recipients of the 2021 Award of Excellence in Structure, by class

Grand Prize of Excellence and Folks’s Selection Award
Undertaking: Restoration of the constructing envelope, Grand Théâtre de Québec
Design: Lemay / Atelier 21
Shopper: Grand Théâtre de Québec
Location: Quebec
Images: Stéphane Groleau

Cultural constructing
Undertaking: Chambly cultural heart
Design: Atelier TAG and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte architects in consortium
Shopper: Metropolis of Chambly
Location: Chambly
Images: Adrien Williams / CS Design

Public institutional constructing
Undertaking: Customer heart, Sainte-Foy outside heart
Design: Patriarch
Shopper: Quebec Metropolis
Location: Borough of Sainte-Foy, Quebec
Images: Stéphane Groleau

Business / industrial constructing
Undertaking: Förena Spa city
Design: Blouin Tardif Architects
Shopper: SkySpa Group
Location: Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Images: Raphaël Thibodeau

Multi-unit residential constructing / complicated
Undertaking: Housing Saint-Michel
Design: SBTA Inc.
Shopper: Workplace municipal d’habitation de Montréal
Location: Borough of Villeray – Saint-Michel – Parc-Extension, Montreal
Images: James Brittain

Single-family residential constructing, city setting
Undertaking: The Dean
Design: _naturehumaine
Shopper: Nicolas Crowley
Location: Borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal
Images: Raphaël Thibodeau

Single-family residential constructing, pure setting (2 winners)
Undertaking: hinterhouse
Design: Ménard Dworkind structure & design
Shopper: hintercompany
Location: La Conception
Images: David Dworkind and Alex Lesage

Undertaking: Wood blocks
Design: Yiacouvakis Hamelin architectes_ yh2
Location: Lake Memphremagog
Images: Maxime Brouillet

Inside design
Undertaking: LightSpeed, Part 3
Design: ACDF Structure
Shopper: LightSpeed ​​POS Inc.
Location: Montreal
Images: Maxime Brouillet

Heritage enhancement
Undertaking: Verdun Auditorium
Design: FABG Architects
Shopper: Metropolis of Montreal, Verdun borough
Location: Borough of Verdun, Montreal
Images: Steve Montpetit

Unclassified work
Undertaking: Ice rink, Parc des Saphirs
Design: ABCP structure
Shopper: Metropolis of Boischatel
Location: Boischatel
Images: Stéphane Groleau



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