Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Retention Pond Giovanni-Caboto _ Laval - Phénix de l'environnement

2001 - 2006


City of Laval

Awards & mentions

Phénix de l’environnement 2006 – Gouvernment of Quebec, category « Protection and Enhancement of the Natural Environment

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creation of ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Increased biomass
  • Sustainable materials
  • Social responsibility
  • Health and well-being
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)

Naturalisation of a stormwater management basin and the creation of a wetland ecosystem.

By integrating a design concept linked and adapted for the site and its surrounding context, the project sparked the emergence of a sense of place and allowed for a better comprehension and acceptation of the site importance among the local residents.

From an environmental standpoint, the project highlights the quality of a wetland ecosystem, a free water pond, a forest of pioneer vegetation species and an urban prairie where ducks, herons and a vast number of small mammals’ species have elected residence. Visitors can now appreciated the high biodiversity of this site from a privileged point of view.