OAQ unveils winners of the 2022 Prix d’excellence en architecture

The Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ) has unveiled the 14 winners of this year’s awards of excellence and distinctions.

The 2022 Grand Prix d’excellence was awarded to the firm Daoust Lestage for Expérience chute, the redesigned pavilion and walkway at the foot of Montmorency Falls near Québec City. The Prix du public (People’s Choice award) went to the final phase of the CHUM hospital complex project, comprising the Amphithéâtre Pierre-Péladeau, which also won the award in the Public Institutional Building category.

Four individual distinctions were also handed out, recognizing exceptional commitment to inclusive, quality architecture in Québec. The Médaille du Mérite, the OAQ’s highest distinction, was presented to architect and urbanist Renée Daoust. L’ŒUF received the Engagement social prize, the Relève en architecture prize (for emerging architects) was awarded to architect Jérôme Lapierre, and rhe Ambassadeur de la qualité en architecture prize (awarded to a non-architect who champions architectural quality) went to Sophie Lanctôt.

The jury for the 2022 awards was chaired by French architect Didier Brault, studio director at Ateliers Jean Nouvel, and included writer Kim Thuy as representative of the public along with architects Marie-Odile Marceau (McFarland Marceau Architects), Eric Pelletier (LEMAY – Architecture et design) and Étienne Bernier (Étienne Bernier architecture), last year’s winner of the Relève en architecture prize.

Winners of the 2022 Prix d’excellence en architecture, by category

Grand Prix d’excellence
Project: Expérience chute
Design: Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker
Client: Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq)
Location: Capitale-Nationale Region

Photo credit: Maxime Brouillet

Cultural Building
Project: Biodôme Migration
Design: KANVA Architecture in collaboration with NEUF architect(e)s
Client: Space for Life – City of Montréal
Location: Montréal

Photos: Marc Cramer and James Brittain

Public Institutional Building AND Prix du public (People’s Choice)
Project: Final phase of the CHUM hospital complex and Amphithéâtre Pierre-Péladeau
Design: CannonDesign + NEUF architect(e)s and Jodoin Lamarre Pratte / Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux architectes in consortium
Client: CHUM
Location: Montréal

Photos: Adrien Williams and Olivier L. Gariépy

Commercial/Industrial Building
Project: Montauk Sofa Montréal
Design: Cohlmeyer Architecture
Clients: Tim Zyto and Richard Allard
Location: Montréal

Photos: Nanne Springer

Industrial Building (two winners)
Project: Water Intake, Canal de l’Aqueduc
Design: Smith Vigeant Architectes
Client: Ville de Montréal
Location: Montréal

Photos: David Boyer

Project: Lafond Desjardins Dental Laboratory
Design: ACDF Architecture
Client: Charles Desjardins, Lafond Desjardins Dental Laboratory
Location: Laval

Photos: Adrien Williams

Multi-Unit Residential Building/Complex
Project: Queen Alix
Design: Blouin Tardif Architectes
Client: Maître Carré
Location: Montréal

Photos: Raphaël Thibodeau

Single-Family Residential Building, Urban Setting
Project: Maison Saint-Charles
Design: La Shed Architecture
Client: Maxim Regimbal-Ethier
Location: Montréal

Photos: Maxime Brouillet

Single-Family Residential Building, Natural Setting
Project: Maison du Pommier
Design: ACDF Architecture
Location: Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm

Photos: Adrien Williams

Interior Design (two winners)
Project: Bureaux LAUR
Design: Alain Carle Architecte
Location: Montréal

Photos: Alex Lesage

Project: EG
Design: Jean Verville, architecte
Clients: Vincent R. Drapeau and Samuel G. Labelle
Location: Saint-Jérôme

Photos: Félix Michaud / Digital collages: Studio Jean Verville, architecte

Heritage Enhancement
Project: Windsor Station – Masonry Restoration and Window Replacement
Design: DMA architectes
Client: Cadillac Fairview
Location: Montréal

Photos: Damien Ligiardi

Uncategorized Work
Project: Expérience chute
Design: Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker
Client: Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq)
Location: Capitale-Nationale Region
Photos: Maxime Brouillet 

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