Plan communautaire global de la Nation crie de Chisasibi
By : Groupe BC2 | Collaboration internations
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Urban Design, Landscape Architecture & Landscaping
Categories : Urban Design / Urban Design Plan : Silver Certification
The Cree Nation of Chisasibi (CNC) is located north of the 53rd parallel, east of James Bay, at the mouth of the La Grande River where it has been developing since being relocated after the completion of the La Grande hydroelectric complex in the early 1980s. Today, Chisasibi is experiencing enormous growth and several structuring projects are planned. CNC took advantage of the dynamics to address important needs and plan its 20-year deployment according to a locally adapted approach. The major demographic growth, infrastructure and equipment needs and housing crisis explain the development of new sectors of significant sizes. Each intervention meets objectives that arose from a community diagnosis and have been validated in concertation with stakeholders. The design contributes to reestablishing the lost relationship between the natural and built environments. It also attempts to slow down the linear spread of the community in order to optimize resources. The urban form follows existing soil conditions according to their capacity to support different planned projects and bypass wetlands and vegetation in order to preserve them. Moreover, based on an analysis of traditional architecture and the history of urban development, the design recalls the initial settlement of the community at Fort George Island, prior to the relocation. The plans have been converted to an online application, allowing all stakeholders to access the overall vision and specific actions at all times.
Other : Nation crie de Chisasibi
Urban planner : Groupe BC2