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Grand Prix National de l’Ingénierie

Grand Prix National de l’Ingénierie

BRL Ingénierie has just been awarded the Grand Prix National de l’Ingénierie for La Caserne Dam, part of the project to restore the sea around Mont Saint Michel.

The Grand Prix National de l'Ingénierie competition is organised by the Ministry of Sustainable Development in partnership with Syntec-Ingénierie, the professional engineering federation, and in association with the Moniteur Group. It rewards professionals for quality design on exceptional projects combining novelty and creativity.

The 2010 Grand Prix was awarded to Denis Carlier, Civil Engineer with BRL Ingénierie and La Caserne Dam project director, and to the project managing joint venture led by BRLI (JL. Dupuy, SPRETEC Ingénierie, JF. Heitz, ANTEA, Luc Weizmann, architect) on 21 October 2010 at the CNIT in La Défense, during the 9th Rencontres de l’Ingénierie organised by Syntec-Ingénierie.

 © Youssef Larayed 
 © Thomas Jouanneau

This clever, soberly designed dam merges into its legendary but hostile (sea and tides, etc.) setting: the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, UNESCO World Heritage. It is composed of a sequence of eight openings with sector sluices allowing the Couesnon to fill up at high tide and producing a flushing effect at low tide to wash out the sand further offshore. The whole dam is visible to the public so that everyone can see how it works.

La Caserne Dam is a masterpiece in the  Syndicat Mixte d’Aménagement de la Baie du Mont Saint Michel project to restore the sea around Mont Saint Michel.

In the press:
"Le Grand prix de l'ingénierie 2010 pour BRL" - Midi Libre, 24/10/2010
"Grand prix national de l'ingénierie: quatre concepteurs oeuvrent pour le salut du Mont Saint-Michel" - Le Moniteur n°5578, 22/10/2010

More information about the Grand Prix National de l’Ingénierie.
Full details about the project to restore the sea around Mont Saint Michel at the Syndicat Mixte website.