Terri Meyer Boake B.E.S. B.Arch. M.Arch.
Associate Professor School of Architecture University of Waterloo

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Parking Garage at the University of Quebec

Quebec City, P.Q.


About the building:

I am not sure who was the architect for this garage (if anyone knows I would love to add the information here). I came across this building while wandering around Quebec City. The artwork on the building was created by the artist who also commissioned the artists' residence shown in the gallery. The building uses a Reglit type of horizontal cast glazing to allow light into the garage as well as shield the view of the cars. It also makes use of masonry turned on edge to form a light penetrating screen.

View of entrance.
Detail of sculpture inserts. These are made with concrete sheets set on corten steel. Wild grasses are grown in the pots.

Side view of garage down lane.

The reglit sections are placed in bands along the side of the building.
Closer view of band detail.
View of underside of reglit screen.
Detail of connection. A curtain wall pressure plate section is used to attach the glass to a custom angle beneath.
Detail of front entry.
Oblique detail of artist's panel.

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last updated November 29, 2007