Stretching more than four kilometres along the Saint Lawrence River, Promenade Samuel-De Champlain is an award-winning urban public space developed in commemoration of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary celebrations. The green space attracts residents and tourists year-round with a wide range of recreational activities on its multi-use path, as well as nature interpretation and public art.
Our role in this project was to redevelop a 2.5-kilometre section of the Champlain Boulevard and develop the Promenade park. This involved the design, planning and supervision of the construction works, and coordinating various project participants.
Innovating to overcome strict constraints
This project was driven by stringent architectural requirements and an important fixed deadline to be ready in time for the city’s anniversary. We made use of innovative designs for the civil works and invested considerable effort in assembling the structures to ensure the designer’s vision was fully expressed. In the end, the project was completed on time and on budget, and it earned numerous awards for architecture and urban planning, as well as project management and the creative use of concrete.