Old meets new, in perfect harmony
For this restoration project of the Presbytery of L’Ancienne-Lorette, the city wanted a quality rehabilitation focused on sustainability and viability, while enhancing the heritage character of the site and its building dating from 1893.
While preserving the southern section of the Presbytery, the works included the annexing of a modern wing and upgrading of the landscape design. These additions helped enhance the heritage character of the building and integrate with its aesthetic character. By opting for basic architectural volumetry and clean lines for the new construction, it became imperative to favor natural and sustainable materials as well as a design both sober and contemporary in appearance.
Due to the heritage quality of the project, respect for certain constraints and the recommendations made following archaeological digs was essential. These greatly affected the acceptable depth of excavation, as well as the choices of materials for paved surfaces and vertical features.
Accordingly, the precast architectural concrete Series 3000® paver was incorporated to oppose the linearity of the structural framework and confer visual unity throughout the site. The Series 3000® product in hexagonal format and Ice Grey color is surrounds with the Black Granite color, so as to indicate a change of direction or environment, and this owing to both its shape, which is a nod to architectural choices, and to its color. The granite aggregate facing of the Series 3000® ennobles the material, and due to its exceptional strength and durability, it proves an astute choice for public landscaping. Polymer-free joint filler sand was used to respect our recommendations.
The Cara wallTM system was chosen for its ease of installation, color options and numerous matching compatibilities.
Execution: BERGERON PAYSAGISTE
Products: SERIES 3000® BLACK GRANITE, ICE GREY & CARA WALLTM ALMOND GROVE