Jean-Lesage International Airport

The provincial capital’s gateway to the world, Jean-Lesage International is Quebec’s second largest airport, after Montreal’s Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau airport, and twelfth in Canada in terms of number of passengers.

Major renovations were made to the existing terminal’s architectural and functional features to match Quebec City’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage city, a cradle of francophone culture, an historic landmark and a prosperous university town.

The project’s main goals were:

  • improve service for the traveling public;
  • introduce modern equipment for luggage processing;
  • expand public and commercial areas;
  • optimize spaces dedicated to service agencies and carriers;
  • increase security levels on passenger body searches and luggage treatment.

Country

Canada

City

Québec

Client

Aéroport international Jean-Lesage de Québec

Surface Area

31 300 m2

Year

2008

Partners

Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu et Associés architectes / Cardinal Hardy et Associés architectes

Contractor

Gérance de construction : J.E.Verreault

Electromechanics

Bouthillette Parizeau / Teknika HBA

Structure

Dessau

Acoustic

Yockell Associés inc.

Other Collaborators

Technorm inc.

Photographer

Marc Cramer

The renovations, during which all airport operations were maintained, required demolishing a portion of the terminal, construction of a new sector and renovation of the existing international sector, including:

  • addition of 3 new boarding and disembarkation gates fitted with telescopic ramps;
  • implementation of a Destination Coded Vehicle-type automated luggage treatment system;
  • addition of commercial, administration and office spaces for airlines;
  • centralization of the body search area.

Major renovations were made to the existing terminal’s architectural and functional features to match Quebec City’s status

Distinctions

2009

Honourable Mention, Institutional category, Canadian Interiors

2009

Honourable Mention, Hospitality category, Canadian Interiors

2009

Public choice Award, ''Les Mérites d’architecture de la Ville de Québec''

2008

Award of Excellence, Commercial / Institutional category, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

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