Place Andrée Lachapelle
By : Projet Paysage
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15e édition
Discipline : Landscape & Territories
Categories : Urban Design / Civic Design Project : Silver Certification
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Landscape Architecture - Public Space : Gold Certification
Categories : Landscape Architecture / Pedestrian Street / Shared Street : Platinum Winner, Gold Certification
The new Place Andrée Lachapelle is part of the borough's major orientations, which are to improve the quality of facilities, increase user safety, calm traffic, encourage active transportation and promote equitable sharing of the public domain while improving animation and greening in order to improve the quality of life of citizens and safety within the district.
The mandate was to develop a new place in the portion of Fairmount Avenue that will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Bordered by the Robert-Gravel high school, the habitations Émile-Nelligan, the employment center of Gaspé, this square serves as a link between the Boulevard Saint-Laurent, a dynamic commercial artery and the neighboring district.
Imagined as a green promenade, the square offers green lounges incorporating distinctive furniture, a green central garden with deckchairs and benches as well as a central square with a large festive table.
This walk allows students to rub shoulders with seniors in the area, workers to take a lunch break, to offer a place of exchange for local residents and to offer a breath of fresh air in a dense and busy neighborhood.
The new Place Andrée Lachapelle aims to provide the sector with a new green space for relaxation and quality leisure for all users and to ensure the permeability of travel and the creation of links between the different elements of the place and of its context.
The redevelopment of Fairmount Avenue contributes to the revitalization and harmonization of the borough.