Monastère des Augustines
77, rue des Remparts, Quebec, Quebec
2017 Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award (Adaptive Reuse/Rehabilitation)
A project of the Fiducie du patrimoine culturel des Augustines, the Monastère des Augustines is located in the heritage wings of the former Hôtel-Dieu de Québec. Today, it has been transformed into a unique experience in holistic health, and offers the opportunity to connect directly with the Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage.
The project’s careful conception and design sensibility successfully met the criteria for both Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation and Infill categories.
The adaptive reuse project implemented new functional needs while honouring and building upon the rich history of the site and that of the Order of Augustine nuns. Their design approach was greatly informed by the continuity of the building’s original functions and its reflective monastic character. This is reflected in the selection of materials and finishes that create the new infill’s very modern aesthetic, and in the efforts made to conserve the maximum amount of original building fabric and furniture in the original portion of the building.
Owner: Fiducie du patrimoine culturel des Augustines