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- be the source of its beauty? And what about the Biodiversity
Corridor? Should we characterize it as a defiant rebuke to
the excess and extravagance of automobile culture and the
inhospitable environment it has left in its wake?
Our proposal's favourable reception at the competition stage,
and the positive response to the master plan, lead us to believe
that the project's beauty resides first and foremost in the will
and creative effort that went into producing something good
and necessary in response to environmental conditions that led
to a divorce between the living and the urban. During the public
presentations, we felt the attraction of this correspondence
between dessin (design) and dessein (intention), recognizing
a space where creativity and an ambitious collective project
intersect. Doing good through beauty, making beauty with
goodness: is it still possible to believe in disinterested actions that
advance the human project?

Does beauty reside in the
act itself, in the astonishing
action taken, in the alignment
of meaning and action, in the
harmony between intent and
intervention?

The Corridor plunges us into a philosophical dilemma in which
ethics are measured against aesthetics, and vice versa; where
moral beauty, good gestures and even virtue collide with a society
that no longer recognizes, in the ethics/aesthetics pairing, one of
the fundamental preconditions for being.
Innocence or experience: the Biodiversity Corridor highlights
some ways in which design can affect a large territory. It puts
landscape architecture at the heart of the invention of new kinds
of infrastructure - in this case, living infrastructure that has the
power to transform our relationship with the built environment and
the city. The role of the living in the landscape project situates the
discipline of landscape architecture at the foundation and centre
of new land-use planning practices. Disrupting the monotonous,
single-purpose sterility of anthropic landscapes from which life
has been banished, bringing back life of every kind, letting nature
reclaim its rightful place: this is the power of the master plan for
the Biodiversity Corridor.
If cities have traditionally been designed as humanized territory,
the Biodiversity Corridor points the way to a new paradigm:
making the city a refuge for all life forms, using novel landscapes
that are not quite squares or gardens, not quite prairies, nor even
ecoterritories, protected spaces located on the edge of peopled
neighbourhoods. This is a bold project for urban landscape
architecture. We have before us a program that aims to define a
new relationship between the anthropic and the natural, a new
synergy at the heart of neighbourhoods lacking in vegetation
cover and natural habitats.

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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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