GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 12th edition
Made possible after the demolition of the elevated Bonaventure highway, the Bonaventure Project, by Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre, becomes a new urban boulevard celebrating art and nature and giving back hectares of green to citizens.
Thousands of plants, requiring no watering once their germination completed, significantly enhance the biomass and biodiversity of the neighbourhood. There are now twice as many trees as before in the area, allowing for the capture of more than 310 tons of carbon dioxide, over the course of the next thirty years. These trees also intercept more than 29,000 cubic metres of water, otherwise drained by sewers. Grassy zones, vegetation and small gardens also act as ingenious ways to control water and rain intakes in situ.
The jury was impressed by the hip and fun dimension of the project, its innovative approach to art integration and the positive environmental impact it holds for Montreal.
DesignGroupe Rousseau Lefebvre
CategoryPrix architecture de paysage à caractère environnemental