Thursday, February 19, 2009

DailyLand: Promenade Samuel-de Champlain

The Promenade Samuel-de Champlain in Quebec, Canada by Consortium Daoust Lestage + Williams Asselin Ackaoui + Option aménagement provides open space along the St. Lawrence river. From Arch Daily: "...the project delicately weaves a sequence of diverse experiences and atmospheres, navigating from the boundless visual expanse of the river and the scale of the territory, to the tactile sensory experiences of the human scale. The first concern in this project was to inhibit the motorway system which crossed the ground over its length; the second, was to try to make comfortable this immense space by looking after the concepts of scales and balance, but also while giving a special attention to use local materials and vegetation on the site."

:: image via Arch Daily

The project offers a range of experiences from the soft to the more urban, including hardscape, boardwalk promenade, and undulating lawn.

:: images via Arch Daily

Some interesting patterns emerge with some of the aerial plan shots, showing the juxtaposition of disparate materials within the palette (click images to enlarge).

:: images via Arch Daily

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