The permeable plaza surrounding its cultural centre has earned North American design recognition for the city of Chambly, Quebec. The suburban Montreal municipality was among winners of the 2020 Hardscape North America Awards, announced in an online ceremony yesterday as part of the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute’s (ICPI) annual conference.
Pôle culturel de Chambly took top honours for a commercial project incorporating a variety of hardscape products, with the city receiving plaudits as both the contractor and designer. Two Quebec-based homes also received accolades: for the best combination of hardscape products in a residential project greater than 4,000 square feet, designed and installed by Alain Carrier inc.; and for best use of concrete pavers in a residential of project less than 3,000 square feet. The latter project, designed and installed by Groupe Zamco, additionally garnered an honourable mention for the best outdoor living features.
All three projects used Techo-Bloc products. The company, which manufactures and distributes concrete products and provides landscape consulting services, is located in St. Hubert, Quebec. Entries based in the United States captured Hardscape Awards in 15 other categories.
“The impressive projects recognized reflect great creativity, attention to detail, and collaboration between designers, manufacturers, and installers,” observes ICPI chair Marshall Brown. “Despite the unprecedented challenges we all faced in 2020, HNA Award honorees remained dedicated to delivering excellence.”