Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Gewurz-Remer Park _Montreal - Regional Merit CSLA

2011 - 2013

Client

Ville de Montreal, Verdun Borough

Collaborators

  • SNC-Lavalin

Awards & mentions

  • Award of Excellence of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)
  • Finalist – International Contest Novatech, stormwater management, Lyon, France

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Protection of natural habitats
  • 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 waterfront park offers a privileged viewpoint of the City of Montreal and a link to the St. Lawrence River. The wetland complex and wildlife habitats is designed to fit into an urban environment and offer a contemporary alluren.

Strong graphic lines organise a series of retention basins and filtering marshes that collect its water source from the runoff of adjacent sites.

  • Coordination of professionals (environment, hydrology, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, engineering and design)
  • Contemporary approach
  • Recovery, management and purification of all stormwater from the neighborhood
  • Creation of a viable urban ecosystem using native plants
  • Creation of a contemporary and recognizable public space