ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE VISUAL INTEGRATION OF THE DOMES OF THE WOOD PELLET TERMINAL
THE PORT OF QUÉBEC PUBLISHES THE RECOMMENDATIONS
Québec, June 20, 2014 – Today, the President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority (QPA), Mario Girard, is publishing the conclusions and recommendations of the advisory committee that was created on January 13 to make recommendations on the harmonious visual integration of the domes of the new wood pellet terminal in Anse au Foulon.
The work of the advisory committee was temporarily suspended on March 5, to give time for the second dome to be built and for benchmarks for the Port-ordered development project (the Anse au Foulon harbour walkway) to be determined.
After analyzing the different visual integration scenarios, and following the presentation of the preliminary design for the Anse au Foulon harbour walkway, the advisory committee presented Girard with the following recommendations and conclusions:
- Keep the domes white and prohibit any actions directly on the dome (painting, projection of images, etc.)
- Ensure the metal equipment and structures that will be added to the domes are easily integrated, and ensure an appropriate maintenance plan is in place to maintain the terminal’s visual integrity (to prevent rust and its effects)
- Visually integrate the domes into the harbour walkway project by lighting the terminal’s linear elements (conveyor and grain elevator)
- Light the domes so they can be seen from the South Shore, but in a way that is subtle and that avoids breaking up the view
he committee reiterated that it prefers moderate action that will in no way change the proposed design.
The committee also put forth suggestions concerning the harbour walkway development project:
- Integrate and highlight the port’s historic heritage
- Consider the possibility of commissioning a work of public art to promote the port’s historic heritage
“By recommending measured action that is in line with the planned design, the committee stayed true to its original principles of seeking a long-term vision and pragmatic approach. I would like to thank all members of the committee for their commitment and sensitivity concerning the harmonious integration of port activities into the urban fabric,” said committee chair John R. Porter. On the committee with Porter were Julie Lemieux, Nancy Florence Savard, Paul Béliveau and Claude Rousseau.
QPA President and CEO, Mario Girard, welcomed the advisory committee’s recommendations. He is committed to addressing the recommendations. He would also like to acknowledge the committee’s contribution to the QPA’s reflection and efforts in ensuring the harmonious integration of port activities into urban life.
“The commitment of Québec’s community to the vitality of the port-city relationship is very much appreciated by the QPA. It speaks to the community’s attachment and to the importance that port activities have in the personality of this city we all share. Thank you to the members of the committee, and to its chair, Mr. John R. Porter, for their recommendations,” said Girard.
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