The new laboratory specialized in animal pathology is located in the heart of metropolitan Quebec’s Technological Park, in a densely wooded area neighbouring the scientific Complex. The establishment and construction of the new building respects the Parks regulations that encourage the conservation of the existing natural surroundings and the harmonization with the on-site constructions.
This laboratory’s mission is to support the veterinarian’s diagnostic and to carry through specialized analysis within an epidemiological research and surveillance framework. The project integrates two main components: the pathology sector, a unit bringing together activities related to necropsy and support laboratories, and the veterinarian diagnostic CL-2 laboratories sector, accompanied by their administrative support.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)
Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu et Associés Architectes
BPR / Pellemon
Guy Tessier, Christian Perreault
The functional program’s components are spread out over a two floor ensemble made up of two rectangular volumes, perpendicular, connected by a main circulation axis.
The subtlety of the execution, the luminosity and the opening onto the immediate environment identify the main entrance’s volume. The first floor houses a series of offices and a conference room accessible from a fully glazed atrium-lobby running through. Below, on the ground floor, the diagnostic laboratories are installed.
The pathology, the mechanical rooms, electrical rooms and the common support services are housed in the adjoining volume, located along the northern limit of the site, near the scientific Complex with which it is linked by an underground technical strip. The compactness of this pathology-technical volume as well as its sober and industrial expression, assert the functions assigned to it.
The interrelations of the program’s main sectors clearly established, have allowed to meet the constraints of each and of their adjacencies, to insure the efficiency of movement throughout the whole and to maximise the use of fresh air and of natural light in the appropriate sector
''Les Mérites d’architecture de la Ville de Québec'', Public and Institutional buildings category