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Quebec City Architectural Merit Awards announced



December 21, 2012
by Canadian Architect

On December 5, 2012, Quebec City and the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications presented the 2012 Architectural Merit awards, which annually recognize efforts to beautify the province’s capital city.

This year, 14 certificates of recognition were awarded to architects who have completed projects in Quebec City over the last year. In the category “Hommage,” a 15th prize was awarded to architect Michel Galienne, crowning his career with ABCP architecture which ended in 2008.

The winners are as follows:

People’s Choice Award:  Pavillon des Arts, Cégep de Sainte-Foy by Groupe A (Bélanger Beauchemin Morency architectes et urbanists)

Low-Rise Housing, New Construction:  Vachon & Kish Residence by Marika Vachon, architect

Mid- and High-Rise Housing, New Construction:  Coopérative d’habitation Accordéons-nous by Brière, Gilbert et associés architectes / M. James Partaik

Renovation & Enlargement of Existing Housing:  Résidence Bilodeau-Larrivée by BouchardBoucher architecture

Renovation of Housing:  Gauvin & Arata Residence by Gina Gauvin and André Arata

Heritage Award:  Welcome Pavilion, Cimetière Mount Hermon by Association du Cimetière Mount Hermon/René Saillant, architect

New Construction, Commercial/Industrial:  Parquet Royal by Pierre Martin Architecte

Renovation of Existing Commercial/Industrial:  Édifice A – Hydro-Québec by Groupe A (Bélanger Beauchemin Morency architectes et urbanists)

Public & Institutional Building:  Québec Acquarium – School Group Pavilion by Brière Gilbert et associés architectes

Award for Reuse:  Maison Loyola (National School) by Brière, Gilbert et associés architectes

Award for Signage:  Café Krieghoff by Kathy Rioux

Municipal Building Award:  Welcome Pavilion, Parc Linéaire du Lac-Saint-Charles by Brière Gilbert et associés, architectes and Pavillon des Arts, Cégep de Sainte-Foy by Groupe A (Bélanger Beauchemin Morency architectes et urbanists)

Special Jury Award:  Édifice Administratif GlaxoSmithKline by Coarchitecture/François Courville, landscape architect

Hommage:  Michel Gallienne, architecte

To view the winning projects, please visit: http://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/patrimoine/merites_architecture/2012.aspx




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