PROJECT / BUILT WORK

Design of a turtle observation post and new pedestrian access through the forest to protect the local fauna and flora along the shoreline. A wooden structure on pillars, inspired by the Northern Map Turtle shell pattern, allows the viewer to be hidden and not disturb the turtles in their natural habitat. The lookout is part of an educational project to educate about this endangered species and its delicate environment. Indigenous plants were added around the structure to stabilise the bank and increase biodiversity in the park.

 

CLIENT

Ville de Montréal

 

YEAR

2008-2015

TEAM

Josée Labelle, Mélanie Mignault, Mathieu Casavant, Michel Langevin, Claude Cournoyer, Emilie Bertrand-Villemure, Georges-Étienne Parent

 

COLLABORATION

François-Pier Caza, structural engineer, CLA Experts-Conseils

Ingrid Chartrand, landscape architect, Ville de Montréal

Gergana Hristova, technician, Ville de Montréal

Sylvie Comtois, biologist, Ville de Montréal

Denis Fournier, wildlife technician, Ville de Montréal

 

LEGEND

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View of the Turtle Observatory, ©Steve Montpetit

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Turtle Observatory, ©Steve Montpetit

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Turtle Observatory, ©Steve Montpetit

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Turtle Observatory, ©Steve Montpetit

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Turtle Observatory, NIPpaysage

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Bench, NIPpaysage

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Railing, NIPpaysage

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Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Park, NIPpaysage

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View of the Turtle Observatory, ©Steve Montpetit

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Turtle Observatory, NIPpaysage

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Turtle Observatory, NIPpaysage

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View from the lookout, NIPpaysage

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Northern Map Turtle (Graptemys geographica), Flickr

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Site plan, NIPpaysage

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Observatory drawings, NIPpaysage