• BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood
  • BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood

BDB - Pointe d'Estimauville Green Neighborhood

Ville de Québec

Category

Neighborhood development , Public spaces and parks


Client

Ville de Québec


Location

Quebec (Quebec) / Canada

Date

2011


Budget

-

Area

9 ha


Credits

ABCP Architecture + BMD Architectes + Patriarche + IBI|DAA

Vidéo et images © Graph Synergie


Description

The BDB project was a followup to the Pointe d'Estimauville study (ABCP, 2010) in preparation for the call for tenders launched by the City of Quebec in 2011 for green neighborhood designs. In collaboration with three other architecture and landscaping firms, ABCP refined the 2010 proposal by laying out guidelines regarding the project’s interventions in its surrounding environment. The proposal was based on the analysis criteria the City of Quebec used to select the design team.

The BDB project was designed to meet three major objectives:

1. Create a green, urban esplanade providing an inviting link between the existing neighborhood and the southern end of the railway line

2. Expand Domaine de Maizerets by adding a huge recreational area that joins the esplanade and continues its green corridor toward the river in order to re-establish the vital historical link between the site and the river

3. Create an intermodal hub at the junction of the esplanade and the park to stimulate activity on the site and promote sustainable mobility

 The BDB neighborhood will include a number of sustainable development components including

1. An urban heating and cooling system supplied by a state-of-the-art thermal power plant that is modern, quiet, and efficient, with the nearby St. Lawrence River serving as the required heat sink

2. Generation of more than half the thermal energy consumed on the site through the recovery of waste heat from the nearby incinerator

3. A residual materials management system integrated into the city network, with the objective of meeting Quebec Government residual material reduction targets for 2020           

The ultimate objective for the BDB green neighborhood is to create an eco-friendly mixed-use community where residents can live, work, partake in cultural activities, and interact.