Commemorative park wins gold at the Grands Prix du Design awards
October 20, 2021
We are proud to announce that the Montreal Papineau Avenue Redevelopment Project took home an award in the Urban Infrastructure category at the Quebec Association of Consulting Engineering Companies’ Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois 2021 virtual awards ceremony.
Working with City of Montreal teams, our civil engineering, urban infrastructure and landscape architecture experts, designed and implemented green solutions to optimize stormwater management on a two kilometer stretch of Papineau Avenue, setting a new standard for sustainability in urban environments while making the area more welcoming and enjoyable for users. Our teams also assisted Polytechnique Montréal and the University of Montreal’s research institute on plant biology, the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale with the implementation of an in-situ lab and the experimental monitoring of the pilot project that demonstrated the undeniable efficiency of the new green infrastructure.
“Close to 300 trees, 2,500 shrubs and 30,000 perennial grasses were planted. Since implementation, the bioretention basins and the vegetated basins have prevented the discharge of the equivalent of six Olympic pools of storm water to the city’s sewer system, which has mitigated frequent overflow caused by heavy rains,” explains David Courchesne, sustainable storm water management expert from our Montréal office.
Congratulations to the entire team who made this sustainable project a success!
Learn more about the project here