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AZ Awards 2022 Finalist: Expérience Chute by Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker

Quebec’s Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and its 83-metre water-fall attract more than 800,000 visitors each year, a volume of traffic that overwhelmed its dated infrastructure — particularly the two-metre-wide footbridge. Thanks to this elegant intervention, visitors now arrive at an open-air welcome pavilion built from steel, red cedar and pine whose cantilevered roof and horizontal structure emphasize the views toward the falls, while newly elevated footpaths afford low-impact strolls through a surrounding landscape replanted with native flora. The project’s heart is a terraced foot-bridge wide enough to accommodate a viewing platform whose elongated shape contrasts the verticality of the falls.

AZ Awards 2022 Finalist: Expérience Chute by Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker

Team Réal Lestage and Eric Lizotte with Lucie Bibeau, Caroline Beaulieu, Grégory Taillon, Luca Fortin and Mélissa Simard (Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker); Martin Lemyre and Pierre Laliberté (Tetra Tech); CIMA+; Anne-Marie Laroche (SÉPAQ); Jérôme Després-Grenier (Construction Deric)

Expérience Chute

Expérience Chute is an open-air welcome pavilion and a series of newly elevated footpaths that afford low-impact strolls.

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