Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Pole Pie-IX_Montreal

2010 - 2011


City of Montreal, Montreal-Nord Borough

Environmental and sustainable benefits

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

This project follows the will of the Montreal North Borough to integrate within a common and global vision of the major infrastructure and public transit projects planned on the boulevard Pie-IX axis.

Our proposal uses the four planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations and Montreal North rail Station as the anchors of an integrated urban regeneration. This large scale concept will define infrastructure as a vector to enhance the living environment quality in the neighbourhood and lead to a promising future on the social, environmental and economic standpoint.

Several interventions and environmental gestures reflects the sustainable neighbourhood development approach that guided the design. The project gives priority to pedestrians and offers an emphasis on public transit. It also integrate plantations that favor the creation of urban ecosystems and the implementation of wildlife habitats. Through the use of sustainable techniques ensuring the growth and viability of plants, the neighbourhood will benefit from an increase in biomass and reduction of urban Heat islands negative impacts. Finally, integrated stormwater management strategies that: would reduce storm overflow, improve the water quality, allow its retention and reuse will be a cornerstone of this urban regeneration.

This new urban hub, fit for of the XXI century, will become the heart of a new living environment that can accommodate over 25,000 residents.

  • Terraces for the public domain
  • Streets with alternative pedestrian use
  • Mixed uses development
  • Plantations promoting the creation of urban ecosystems
  • Techniques for plant viability
  • Stormwater purification, overflow reduction and water retention for reuse
  • Creation of flexible and adaptable spaces