Le Sentier School_Drummondville
Des Chesnes School Board-Commission scolaire des Chênes
- Bilodeau Baril Leclerc architects
Environmental and sustainable benefits
- Protection of natural habitats
- Sustainable stormwater management
- Health and well-being
- Quicker approvals time for permits (MELCC, etc.)
- The tree house
- The clearing
- The woods
Plantings were selected to match the surrounding forested ecosystems. The playgrounds and equipment use the wooded nature of the site as an inspiration.
Stormwater management is done throughout the site by a network of drainage trenches and a stone amphitheater serving as a temporary retention basin. The water isreused and sent back to the surrounding wetland.
This project constitutes an addition to the education program, based on the natural sciences and the forest and offers outdoor classes with a natural amphitheater.