700 Rue Notre Dame Est, Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada
Innovative agri-food hub in Trois-Rivières
A first visit to this grandiose site was enough to breathe a dose of inspiration. The privileged location of the building, on the banks of the St. Lawrence and close to the highway and downtown Trois-Rivières, make it a perfect place for the development of an exceptional project. The whole coupled with an industrial wasteland imprinted with a unique architectural character as well as a rich working history that marked the spirit of the Tri-Fluvien convinced us to embark on the crazy adventure of carrying out a structuring project by redeveloping a building in great need of care.
We quickly developed a very collaborative relationship with the economic development of the city of Trois-Rivières, allowing us to identify a great need for affordable agri-food infrastructure in the Mauricie region. Our meeting with the CCTT (college center for technology transfer) Cintech Agroalimentaire, recently established in the region, was not the result of chance. A strategic partnership was quickly deployed, making it possible to put in place a strategic plan for the development of the most important and structuring innovative agri-food ecosystem in Quebec.
As a result, the project, combining the mission of increasing Quebec’s food autonomy, while developing a project according to strong principles of sustainable development and energy transition, is a project that brings together all the players in the agri-food sector and the community.