Les Parcs et Espaces Verts du Triangle
By : ProjetPaysage
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 16th edition
Discipline : Landscape & Territories
Categories : Urban Design / Civic Design Project : Gold Certification
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Landscape Architecture - Public Space : Gold Certification
PARKS AND GREEN SPACES IN THE TRIANGLE
In line with the real estate boom in the neighborhood, the significant increase in its population, the entry of new residents in the area, and the arrival of young families, the addition of public spaces and parks was essential to improving the quality of life of citizens and users in the Triangle sector. From this, the creation of the Yolène Jumelle passage, Saidye-Bronfman Park, and the redevelopment of Parc de la Savane were intended to meet the objectives and expectations of citizens.
The development of these three spaces had to be done within a unifying concept that emphasized a philosophy focused on creating a strong, unique, and distinctive identity for the entire sector, in order to create a sense of belonging for residents. Developed in a complementary manner, these three parks and green spaces allow the creation of gathering clusters for the community that promote sustainable mobility, exchanges, meetings, and the flourishing of citizens in the sector.
Sporting and recreational in character, Parc de la Savane is transformed to meet the needs and expectations of citizens. The various sports fields and community spaces blend in with the natural and historical character of the park to make it the recreational destination of the sector.
The Yolande Jumelle passage allows the connection of commercial activities in the heart of the sector, while promoting the creation of links between the various surrounding real estate projects. Near the commercial sector, the passage opens onto a green square enlivened by playful furniture that allows everyone to take a break, meet, and have fun.
Saidye-Bronfman Park is the cornerstone of the sector. With a dynamic community and cultural character, the park offers a rich and divers program that follows the seasons. The creation of multifunctional spaces allows for a versatile usability. The square, at the corner of Buchan Street and Victoria Avenue, grants for the presence of seasonal markets, community activities related to the pavilion, and is enlivened during unplanned periods by water jets where young and old alike cool off during the summer. Backed by an amphitheater that gives access to the roof of the pavilion and presents magnificent views of the Oratory and its surrounding landscape, the multifunctional esplanade allows for events, neighborhood gatherings, citizen appropriation through occasional activities, and the implementation of a skating rink in the winter. The Arboretum highlights, in an educational and playful way, the tree stratum as well as the water management strategies found in the parks and green spaces in the Triangle sector.
Specificities and Challenges:
- Creation of convivial places during all four seasons with cultural, community and recreational purposes that respond to both the needs and objectives of the city and the expectations of citizens, resident neighbors, involved organizations, and future users;
- Creation of versatile and multifunctional places on a human scale;
- Creation of inviting, safe, and accessible places for all;
- Creation of identity and unique furniture and signage elements;
- Implementation of flexible, durable, and minimally maintained facilities;
- Integration of environmental strategies that promote a reduction in the impact of developments on the environment and bioclimatic factors and encourage plant biodiversity and the presence of pollinators;
- Integration of innovative and ecological strategies for managing water runoffs.