Genivar helps transform Quebec City
August 11, 2008
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
As Quebec City celebrates its 400th anniversary, consulting engineering company Genivar is celebrating its contribu...
As Quebec City celebrates its 400th anniversary, consulting engineering company Genivar is celebrating its contribution to the revitalization of the city.
Among the projects Genivar carried out was the transformation of Champlain Boulevard along the waterfront.
A multi-disciplinary team, including civil engineers, maritime and hydraulic engineers, building engineers, and experts in traffic control and security worked on revamping the 2.5 kilometre stretch.
The boulevard now has four road lanes as well as multi-use trails, picnic and rest areas. The quay has been completely rebuilt, and there is a welcome centre. A highlight is a display of 83 illuminated fountains at Quai-des-Flots. Archeological artifacts that were found on the site during the renovations have been put on display.
Genivar also did engineering for the renovation of the Brown Basin, a historic site formerly known as l’Anse des Meres in the old port. Here, a long footbridge and pedestrian walkway link the shoreline to the Plains of Abraham and the Upper Town, and a new interpretive building explains the history of the basin.
Genivar was also involved in retrofitting the Espace 400e, which is a performance space and has meeting rooms and workshop spaces.