In 1967 the Iberville Passenger Terminal, or Terminal 1, was constructed on a 305m x 91m (1,000 ft. x 298.5 ft.) pier for receiving cruise ship passengers. Parallel to it was a parking structure, or Terminal 2. They extend nearly the entire length of the pier.
A project to renovate the entire cruise ship terminal was launched in 2014. The parking structure, which covers 7,500m2 (80,730 sq. ft.), was renovated. The contractor first removed the second story of Terminal 1, then demolished a building at the entrance to the pier and sloped the far end of the pier so that both pedestrians and cyclists could easily descend to the water’s edge.
A Port Centre was built on the site of the demolished building and is connected to Terminal 1. Terminal 1 was rebuilt on one level and a Pavilion was built onto the far end of the structure. Provencher_Roy specified Norex-H, 76.2mm (3”) thick, insulated steel panels, manufactured and supplied by Norbec, for the exterior of the 8,150m2 (86,708 sq. ft.),Terminal 1, Port Centre and Pavilion.
Each panel measures 760mm by 4,825mm (30 in. x 15.8 ft.). The exterior is pre-painted .76mm (.0299”) Z275 (G90) galvanized steel, with a fluoro polymer paint system, coloured Regal White 17-1651. The interior surface is .45mm (.0179”) Z275 (G90) galvanized steel, pre-painted with Interior White QC7973. A total of 2,350m2 (25,295 sq. ft.) of Norex-H was used.
“The building is very long. This kind of product works well
to cover long surfaces without windows and doors. It has a
geometry that works well in the context of a maritime station,”
says Sonia Gagné, Partner and architect with Provencher_Roy.
“It is economical, rapid to install and the panels marry well with
a simple building volume. The horizontal modules emphasize
the linearity of the building.”