New Bremen, OH United States | 2005
Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a division of Bombardier, an iconic Canadian manufacturer of everything from jet planes and motorcycles to personal water craft, has had a long history of supporting the local community in many ways. One important example of this has been the long standing support of Fleurimont Hospital through a foundation for the University of Sherbrooke Health Center which administers the hospital.
Galvanizing is part of the symbolism itself, representing long-term protection.
The renowned artist José Boisjoli was commissioned to express this long and fruitful relationship between BRP and the hospital with a physical object. The result was a sculpture named Solid'ère both its name as well as the sculpture itself are full of symbolism. The name is a blend of the three French words; solide (solid) and ère (era) together creating solidere (solidarity). This symbol of fruitful union over time is not only protected and beautified by hot-dip galvanizing, but the galvanizing is part of the symbolism itself thanks to galvanizing representing long-term protection through the union of zinc and steel.
BRP has raised over $14,000,000 in 11 years for the foundation, a wonderful contribution acknowledged now and well into the future with this beautiful symbol placed in a place of honor on the hospital grounds.
Sherbrooke, QC Canada
Aesthetics, Coating Durability, Ease of Specifying, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability
The entire sculpture as well as the anchor bolts in the concrete base.
Centre Hospitalié Universitaire de Sherbrooke
Fondation du CHUS
BRP / Cascades
Corbec - Montreal
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