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the best urban and environmental practices. Its actions have
been organized around the remains of old transportation routes,
a handful of still-wooded parcels and peripheral eco-territories on
the banks of the Rivière des Prairies.
Our firm has the great privilege of being in a position to contribute
to the borough's efforts, through the drafting of the Plan directeur
d'aménagement du Corridor de biodiversité de Saint-Laurent
(Saint-Laurent biodiversity corridor master plan), prepared in
close collaboration with LAND Italia, Table architecture and
Biodiversité conseil. The opportunity to draft this master plan
- the product of years of internal planning and coordination -
came to us thanks to a nationwide multidisciplinary landscape
architecture competition won jointly by the four firms in 2018. It
goes without saying that the credit for all this work also goes to the
borough's professionals, who will take charge of the master plan's
promotion and gradual implementation.
The Biodiversity Corridor is landscape infrastructure
superimposed on the existing urban order, creating diagonal links
between a highly fragmented set of environments and sites. Unlike
a transportation corridor, this is multifunctional infrastructure
that encompasses urban design, landscape design, biology and
mobility. Underpinning the creation of the Corridor is a holistic
vision that marries the logic of life with the logic of urbanization by
integrating new designs into the borough's pre-existing urban and
social fabric. The vision also includes plans for the addition of an
even larger territory, going beyond administrative boundaries and
the distinction between public and private spaces.

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One of the key aspects of our proposal involves the transformation
of three long segments of Hydro-Québec rights-of-way into a
vast flowery meadow. Like a large green canvas, the meadow's
impressive scale will allow it to connect existing and newly created
fauna habitats. Our project could also be described as a threedimensional landscape composition: in addition to the richness of
the new habitats, microtopographies will create inner spaces that
break the horizon through the introduction of vertical vistas, and
generate places and paths for discovery. There are also a multipurpose trail and clearings in the vegetation to facilitate active
transportation and local social activities.

1 WINTER VIEW OF THE PROJECT 2 TYPOLOGY OF NEW ENVIRONMENTS 3 VIEW OF
THE FLOWER MEADOW PLANTED IN THE HYDRO-QUÉBEC RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG
CAVENDISH BOULEVARD 4 VIEW OF THE NEW MOBILITY FEATURES NEAR
POIRIER BLVD.
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TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE > FR_ EN_LP
ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
SOUS LES ÉTOILES
BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
METAMORPHOUS
UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
CRITIQUE
I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
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