Le Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

Parcours Gouin _Montreal

2014-2017

Client

Ville de Montréal, Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough

Collaborators

  • BBBL
  • Stantec

Environmental and sustainable benefits

  • Sustainable stormwater management
  • Creation of ecosystems and green corridors
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Health and well-being
  • Lower infrastructure costs
  • Lower maintenance costs

The new concept aims to revitalize the Parcours Gouin, a prominent walkway and cycling network along the Rivière des Prairies. Our expertise in phytotechnology, riparian interventions, sustainable stormwater management and green roofs were solicited to carry out a preliminary design study.

The concept is based on a riparian landscape that comes inland and impacts the urban space. A main pavilion, intended to become a model of sustainable architecture, will now be open to citizens and visitors taking this route. A belvedere allows a direct and privileged contact with the river. It connects to the city to the pavilion with boardwalk inspired walkway.