Ville de Québec


Quebec City

Date of production


Production cost

6 M$


Landscaping Award of Excellence, Landscape Architects Association of Quebec, 1992
Regional Award of Excellence, Landscape Architects Association of Canada, 1994

The Saint-Roch Garden was planned at the beginning of the 1990s to become a spark for the neighbourhood’s renewal. It later served as an anchor for many private and public projects such as Université du Québec, Université Laval, TQS, Le Soleil, INRS, etc. For the residents and workers, it is a peace oasis and meeting spot filled with natural elements: water (waterfalls, basin), stone (thresholds, paths, place) and vegetation (trees, bushes, flowers). The garden is an urban place at the crossroads between the cliff (du Faubourg stairs and elevator, Côte d’Abraham) and the main automobile and pedestrian axis of Saint-Roch (de la Couronne Avenue and Charest Boulevard). The project integrated these topographic and functional elements in a secure and convivial pedestrian passage marked with landmarks and new points of view on the cliff and the city. New sanitary, electro-mechanical and maintenance services were also integrated under the escarpment.