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  • Élise BeauregardLandscape architect senior, LEED® APportfolio
  • I love what I do. It takes me around the world and deep into my imagination. I am a senior landscape architect whose work involves developingurban landscapes. I am the recipient of several prizes for design, and I lecture. I learned the discipline and how it is integrated with sustai-nable development. I work both alone and with a multidisciplinary team for a variety of clients and a variety of causes. When I am at my deskI am able to transport myself to the many different places that humans inhabit. I listen to the needs expressed to me. I analyze the insertionenvironment and allow myself time to soak up the culture of the site. I work hard to establish and confirm where its identity lies.It is said that I am a professional whose strength is intuition… My feet are firmly on the ground, but my vision for development knows nobounds. My job is to interact with the intangibles of the space. In my work there are no walls, no ceiling. It is work of pure conception, whichstarts with emptiness but remains well anchored in the continuity of its context. This is why my designs embrace the entire space, and some-times even determine the overall identity of the site of a building that someone just wants to decorate with some “landscaping”. My strengthis the steadfastness of my relationship with the natural and built landscape, because this represents the ultimate modern cultural expression.My guide and my raw material are the landscape itself, and everything must relate to it. It is what determines my choices. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 2 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • I use the buildings and the different materials to sculpt the space, creating shapes and volumes. I insert them, either in harmony or in contrast,into the fascinating world of vegetation, which offers very generous possibilities in three dimensions. It is a constant struggle to incorporatethese plants in a sustainable context. Plants symbolize our humanity and our desire to preserve them. They grow along with us, strong andfree, towards the sky and show us we must never halt our efforts to bring scorched or frozen earth back to life. Plants are perhaps the linkbetween life and our survival.I like it when people are comfortable in the spaces, large or small, that for various reasons we design across the lively cityscape. Sometimeswhen I return to the site of one of my interventions, I am surprised and happy to see someone sitting peacefully on a bench. Sometimes theyfeel relaxed enough there to tilt their heads back and look up through the treetops to the sky beyond... Thus from the order created out ofchaos comes a small moment of calm. Peace and beauty are ephemeral. But what is important is that the person is touched, that he feelsbetter for having experienced this moment of reflection and that he continues his journey refreshed… People like me seek out these quietmoments… Here are a few examples of my work. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 3 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • Table of Contents1. Grand gestures 2. Drawing 3. Our daily landscape;for plazas and large neighbourhoods on small parks, streetspublic spaces; places to the landscape and our secret cornersget away from it all> 6 1.1  Place Jean-Talon or when a grocer > 34  Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ 2.1 > 52  Hydro-Québec’s temporary plaza… 3.1 has a passion for urban design neighbourhood at Bois-Franc like the garden in Alice in Wonderland> 13 1.2  The Bell Centre with its large > 40  Quite simply Longueuil sur le Parc: 2.2 > 55  The sculpture garden at the Musée 3.2 forecourts for welcoming fans of a neighbourhood that respects des Beaux-Arts Canada’s national sport – hockey its natural context > 57 3.3 The Holt Renfrew pocket park> 19 1.3  La Grande Place in the new Bois- > 43  The sensuality of the Middle East: 2.3 > 60  The roof terrace at the Hilton Hotel 3.4 Franc neighbourhood in Montréal Amwaj – a new neighbourhood > 63  Rue Des Forges to give it back 3.5> 23 1.4  The Interpretation Centre for the for Rabat? the elegance that it lost Brown Basin > 45  The exoticism of the Orient: 2.4 > 65  Reinventing commercial streets 3.6> 25 1.5  Intrawest and its pedestrian village Shenzen, Zhenye for life in the suburbs: Centropolis> 27 1.6  The Resort Centre at Manoir > 47  A prestigious address: 2.5 > 67  The Laval Metro 3.7 Richelieu The Montréal Garden in Wuhan, China > 69  Hydro-Québec’s administrative centre 3.8> 29 1.7  Pointe-à-Carcy > 49  Dubai Creek in Dubai 2.6 4. List of Awards ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 4 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazasand large public spaces; placesto get away from it all> 6 1.1  Place Jean-Talon or when a grocer has a passion for urban design> 13 1.2  The Bell Centre with its large forecourts for welcoming fans of Canada’s national sport – hockey> 19 1.3  La Grande Place in the new Bois-Franc neighbourhood in Montréal> 23 1.4  The Interpretation Centre for the Brown Basin> 25 1.5  Intrawest and its pedestrian village> 27 1.6  The Resort Centre at Manoir Richelieu> 29 1.7  Pointe-à-Carcy ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 5 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.1 Place Jean-Talon or when a grocerhas a passion for urban design 2003 Regional Honours Award from the Type of project: Neighbourhood public square surrounded by retail Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Services: Site Plan, Landscape Concept, Design Development and (CSLA) and 2003 National Award from the Construction Supervision Institut de Design de Montréal Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: Loblaws 2004 Award for Excellence in Urban Design Year: 1997-2000 from the Institut de Design de Montréal for the Gare Jean-Talon, Montreal. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 6 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • The purpose behind the construction of this Plaza in its original location (through a re-inter- pretation of the guidelines for laying out clas- sical French gardens) was to connect and integrate the notion of a large commercial establishment (here, a 70,000-sq.ft. super- market) and a heritage site – this was a highly symbolic station – in an exemplary and defin- itive way, in the highly charged atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust on the part of the neigh- bourhood residents and the Montreal popula- tion in general.ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 7 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 8 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • By restoring its prestige and its former splendour, not only did the Plazarediscover its raison d’être as a Station (and vice-versa), it became theperceived principal element that immediately allowed the people, whowere previously totally opposed to any intervention, to re-adopt the siteand the premises.In re-instating its original significance in the fabric of the City, the Stationhas not only become a public infrastructure, it has acquired a new role asa neighbourhood portal, helping to develop a strong feeling of belongingand thus revitalizing a somewhat rundown area of the City. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 9 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
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  • ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 11 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • A place for all to meet, an esplanade to enhance a heritage railroadstation, a focal point for a new retail complex, a platform for formal andinformal neighborhood events. The challenge was to develop a senseof place, to link past and present and to integrate practicality in a strongarchitectural and landscape statement. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 12 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.2 The Bell Centre with itslarge forecourts for welcoming fans ofCanada’s national sport – hockey 2002 Regional Merit Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Fluidity and economy of circulation – vital for commuter train users. Vertical structures inspired by the architecture (materials, colours, restraint and formal elegance) surround the Courtyard, directing the view upwards towards the entrance in the form of a vertical garden, which serves as a screen and parapet. Type of project: Public courtyard and other pedestrian spaces Services: Landscape Concept, Design Development and Construction Supervision Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: The Montréal Canadiens Hockey Club Year: 1990-1996 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 13 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.2 The Bell Centre with its large forecourts for welcoming fans of Canada’s national sport – hockey ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 14 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.2 The Bell Centre with its large forecourts for welcoming fans of Canada’s national sport – hockey Multifunctional square, with its circulation, its garden, its quiet areas for rest and relaxation andits capacity for assembly as a locale for outdoor shows.Ingenious use of stones from the demolition among which benches and walls define the bound-aries ­underground vaults and pillars.Steel strips trace the path of the original train tracks. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 15 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.2 The Bell Centre with its large forecourts for welcoming fans of Canada’s national sport – hockey This public site highlights the symbolic traces of its past (railway station) and its current function as a public square attached to a huge sports and amusement centre. References to historic materials are incorporated into the restrained, refined, contemporary design. They give the site a “monastic” atmosphere. Other spaces surrounding the building bring out the evocative visual elements and create new perspectives. The fluidity and openness of these areas assist pedestrian traffic. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 16 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 17 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.2 The Bell Centre with its large forecourts for welcoming fans of Canada’s national sport – hockey ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 18 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.3 La Grande Place in the newBois-Franc neighborhood in Montreal Type of project: Public square Services: Landscape Concept, Design Development and Construction Supervision Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: Bombardier Real Estate ltd. Year: 2003 “La Grand Place” is the main square of the new Bois-Franc integrated residential community, situated just north of downtown Montreal. The square is where the community congregates to shop, meet and dine out. Vehicular traffic and parking are kept out of sight on the periphery. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 19 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.3 La Grande Place in the new Bois-Franc neighborhood in Montreal The layout of the square is of classical European inspiration; however itmaintains a very contemporary presence that adds a youthful and play-ful tone to the general atmosphere. This is exemplified by a fountain inthe form of a very pure oval, an attractive pattern of terra cotta brick andgranite, as well as low seating walls that curve their way around thecentrepiece fountain. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 20 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.3 La Grande Place in the new Bois-Franc neighborhood in Montreal ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 21 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.3 La Grande Place in the new Bois-Franc neighborhood in Montreal ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 22 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.4 The Interpretation Centrefor the Brown Basin Élise Beauregard was the designer for the over- all concept for the development of the architec- tural design and the walkway, as well as for all the landscaping. The highlight of the develop- ment concept is the long promenade, leading to a walkway that projects out over the river. Visitors will feel as if they were walking on water! The main axis is punctuated by a series of sights. Pedestrians climb a gently inclined slope lead- ing to a panoramic terrace that houses an inter- pretation centre. The building has been blended into the profile of the ground, and covered by a green roof that maximizes access to the walkway and to views over the river. The design favoured natural approaches. Native grass seeds were planted to restore the wild appearance of the river embankment. The embankment of the Brown Basin was restored so that canoes and kayaks could land more easily. Stacks of natural rocks around the struc- tures were used rather than concrete. In addi- tion, the site is very pedestrian-friendly, and also features a circular bicycle path connecting the interpretation centre to the existing path along Champlain Boulevard. The interpretation centre is also planned as a green building with excep- tional environmental and energy performances.Project Type: LandscapingServices: Urban and design landscape Master plan , landscape design,project management, construction plans, site supervisionLocation: Quebec City, Quebec, CanadaClient: Port of QuébecYear: 2006-2007 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 23 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.4 The Interpretation Centre for the Brown Basin ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 24 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.5 Intrawest and its pedestrian village Type of project: Resort Services: Development, Land Use Master Plan, Urban Design and Landscape Design Location: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada Client: Intrawest Year: 1991 - Ongoing ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 25 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.5 Intrawest and its pedestrian village Since Intrawest purchased the Mont-Tremblant Station in 1991, constant development has occurred such that today it compares favourably with other resorts of international calibre such as Whistler, Blackcomb, Vail and Aspen. Elise Beauregard has worked closely with Intrawest on the implementation of this project . She has designed the main plaza and the very popular main pedestrian commercial street . ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 26 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.6 The Resort Centre at Manoir Richelieu Type of project: Complete redevelopment of existing resort grounds Services: Landscape concept, design development and construction supervision Location: La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada Client: Société Casiloc and Canadian Pacific Hotels Year: 1999-2002 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 27 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.6 The Resort Centre at Manoir Richelieu This well-known five-star resort was initially builtin the 1920’s. In the late 1990’s, Casiloc (Loto-Quebec) and Canadian Pacific Hotels (nowFairmont Hotels) acquired the property andengaged in a major redevelopment, upgradingthe hotel and neighbouring casino. All thegrounds overlooking the St. Lawrence Riverwere also redesigned to meet the new stan-dards. The sloping terrain was enhanced totake advantage of spectacular views over theriver and create a variety of exterior spaces suit-able for outdoor sports activities, social events,relaxation and socializing.The vocation of this site is now a casino withhuge numbers of people visiting for a few hoursat a time. Élise Beauregard was in charge of ateam of designers to incorporate new roads,parking and buildings into this historic con-text. New gardens, areas for rest and relaxation,event venues and kilometres of new footpathsneeded to be created through and on this hugeproperty, located alongside the golf course.Her vision for the concept was for the majes-tic, wild landscape of this region to enfold thisnew $200 million dollar complex as if it werepart of the mountain itself. The vegetation, thetopography, the drainage were all extensivelyexamined so that the new building and otherinfrastructures would blend in amongst thecentury-old mature trees on the site with theleast possible impact. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 28 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and largepublic spaces; places to get away from it all1.7 Pointe-à-CarcyThe master planTicket Office Protected walkway for cruise Type of project: Heritage site restoration, Urban Park and Amphitheatre passengers Services: Urban and design landscape Master plan , landscape design, project management, construction plans, site supervision. Client: Port de QuébecÉtude d’intégration des bâtiments Location: Quebec City, Canada Year: 2007 & 2008 The design created by Élise Beauregard is based on a concentric struc- ture, making the site cohesive. This circular movement becomes the mechanism that reintegrates the amphitheatre through the creation of raised bands of vegetation all around it, providing lookout points for views over the river. From the opposite bank, these “dunes” recall the riverside landscapesAmphitheatre Customs House and provide a foundation for the heritage Customs House in the back- ground. The approach Ms. Beauregard chose was to lead a project with a multidisciplinary team (architects, engineers, stage designers, etc.), which illustrates the strength of the profession, because their vision was without spatial boundaries. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 29 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.7 Pointe-à-CarcyFrom the perspective of integrating the installations into the landscape, Élise Beauregard led her team of landscape archi-tects in carrying out a volumetric study of the new buildings before the teams of architects finalized their drawings. All thedesigns for the ticket office, protected walkway for cruise passengers, buildings with backstage and public restroomsand the agora itself, were dictated by the landscaping concept. The mounds placed on the site rise dramatically from alow point up to the new buildings, which then take the eye even higher. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 30 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.7 Pointe-à-CarcyFor the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City, the Federal Government wished to redevelop the site at Pointe-à-Carcy for the citizens.Pointe-à-Carcy, in the Old Port, is a monument site that symbolizes the history of the port and the river a link between the water and human activ-ity and one of Quebec’s historic ports of entry.History1845 1860 Customs House  1896 1920 1984 2006 and its basinDevelopmentPanoramic views Circular movement Paving pattern The dunes ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 31 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 1. Grand gestures for plazas and large public spaces; places to get away from it all1.7 Pointe-à-Carcy ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 32 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoodson the landscape> 34  Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ neighbourhood 2.1 at Bois-Franc> 40  Quite simply Longueuil sur le Parc: 2.2 a neighbourhood that respects its natural context> 43  The sensuality of the Middle East: 2.3 Amwaj – a new neighbourhood for Rabat?> 45  The exoticism of the Orient: Shenzen, Zhenye 2.4> 47  A prestigious address: The Montréal Garden 2.5 in Wuhan, China> 49  Dubai Creek in Dubai 2.6 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 33 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.1 Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’neighbourhood at Bois-Franc Master-Plan 1998Master-Plan 1993 Type of project: Integrated residential community and mixed-use urban development project: 8,000 housing units, Master-Plan 2009 120,000 m2 of retail/office, 35 ha of open space Services: Master plan, Design Guidelines, Landscape Design, Development Strategy. construction drawings and site supervision Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: Bombardier Real Estate Ltd. Year: 1993 - Ongoing ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 34 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.1 Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ neighbourhood at Bois-Franc 2000 First Prize of the Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec for the Project Master Plan Élise Beauregard helped develop the Master Plan and also the identity signature for the project. She was the main landscape development con- sultant for this huge project with 8,000 housing units. She was the chief designer for developing the concept and layout of the streets, parks, lakes, squares and other public and private spaces within the community. The careful integration of urbanism with the landscaping sets Bois-Franc apart, giving it a human dimension, a strong personal- ity and a distinct design. An ingenious combination of the placement of buildings on a “zero lot line”, streets as narrow as possible to contrast with the wide open bodies of water, large areas of parkland and highly sophisticated urban squares, helps to define the unique identity image of this large-scale project. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 35 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.1 Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ neighbourhood at Bois-Franc ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 36 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.1 Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ neighbourhood at Bois-Franc ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 37 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.1 Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ neighbourhood at Bois-Franc Thanks to a balanced integration of architecture, urban design and land- scape architecture, the Bois-Franc residential community stands out for its comfortable scale, strong identity and distinctive layout. The new residential neighbourhood is a “new town in town” influenced by the val- ues of New Urbanism. The site originally served as an industrial airport. The project is today a huge success in terms of real estate in Montreal. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 38 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.1 Creating an elegant ‘new urbanism’ neighbourhood at Bois-Franc An imaginative combination of water features, plants and site grading allows residents of the Bois-Franc housing project to enjoy recreation, relaxation and other leisure activities in a reconstituted natural setting. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 39 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.2 Quite simply Longueuil sur le Parc:a neighbourhood that respects its natural contextProject DesignA residential development perfectly integrated into the existing woodland pattern,designed and guided by the landscape architectsMaster development plan Central park landscape plan Site and existing resources analysisType of project: Integrated residential community: 2,000 units 2010 Award for Excellence for planning a low-density community Services: Urban design and landscape Master plan, Design of 2000 units integrated in a natural environmentGuidelines, Landscape Design, Development Strategy, constructiondrawings and site supervision Élise Beauregard was the chief designer for this urban development andLocation: Longueuil, Quebec, Canada landscape architecture project. Her vision for the concept was to blendClient: TMSA the development into the existing, very beautiful, uncultivated landscapeYear: 2002 - Ongoing and not to destroy it by imposing merely an architectural project. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 40 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.2 Quite simply Longueuil sur le Parc: a neighbourhood that respects its natural context A residential development perfectly integrated into the existing woodland pattern.An in-depth, on-going involvement in a remarkable neighbourhood in a natural, preserved setting. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 41 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.2 Quite simply Longueuil sur le Parc: a neighbourhood that respects its natural context Project’s DetailsLongueuil-sur-le-Parc represents the perfect harmony between nature and urban living. This resi-dential development offers a mix of country-style homes and was designed to ensure maximumpreservation of the natural milieu. Walking trails, a public plaza, bike paths, all interconnected, aswell as a central park that crosses the site from one side to the other, offer residents a natural,functional and friendly living environment. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 42 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.3 The sensuality of the Middle East:Amwaj – a new neighbourhood for Rabat? Client: Sama Dubai Services : Landscape master-plan , design development & preliminary construction plans Location: Rabat, Morocco Execution: Design phase 2007-2009 Construction phase: The completion of the project is pending as of January 2009. Élise Beauregard acted as the director for the landscape architecture Master Plan and its design development for a new pedestrian town in Rabat, Morocco. The firm Sama Dubaï is based in Dubai. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 43 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoodson the landscape2.3 The sensuality of the Middle East: Amwaj – a new neighbourhood for Rabat?This 100-hectare site is located in the Valleyof the Bouregreg River in Rabat, capital ofMorocco. The Amwaj project is the secondphase in a gigantic six-phase development pro-ject, with a cost estimated at 3 billion dollars.Amwaj will have all the infrastructures to makeit an outstanding international model city, givingthe capital and her twin sister Salé a new face.On the site there will be mixed-use develop-ment with boutiques, restaurants, hotels, greenspaces and over 15,000 housing units.The challenge consisted of reinterpreting theart of Musulmans gardens for the developmentof each street, each front and rear façade, theprivate and public yards, patios, look-offs, out-door and indoor parking areas, the constructedor natural embankments, the design of theurban street furniture, the roof terraces, thefountains of all sizes, public plazas – in short, allthe installations in the spaces around the build-ings. The aim was to breathe new life into thismega-project along with all the sensuality ofthe colours, shapes and aromas of the ancienttowns of the Near East. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 44 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2 .4 The exoticism of the Orient:Shenzen, Zhenye Creating a deep and memorable sense of place is key to this project. The concept establishes a unique urban ecology with a hierarchy of public spaces. At the same time, it diversifies urban experiences, and improves the connectivity between spaces. The project responds to market demand while maintaining a responsible attitude towards environmental conservation and the preserva- tion of local cultural assets. Evoking a memorable, profound sense of place, establishing a hierarchy of public spaces, restoring and even establishing a unique urban ecology, while diversifying the types of urban experiences and improving the connectivity of the spaces. A combined “vision” uniting East and West, offering a dialogue between contemporary and Type of project: Mixed-use Development for traditional types of gardens. Urban Residential Community: 10,000 units Services: Master plan – Design of green and blue landscape features, landscape master- plan, design development , construction plans and site supervision Location: Shenzhen, China Client: Zhenye Year: 2004-2005 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 45 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 46 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.5 A prestigious address:The Montréal Garden in Wuhan, China Type of project: Landscape architecture for the public plaza, roof terraces, community and private spaces in this large residential complex, Wuhan, China Services: Preparation for an international competition, concept and design development Client: Wuhan Mingyuan Investing Inc. The mandate consisted of providing this vast housing complex with an overall landscaping vision. These residential and commercial build- ings are enormous, and offer spaces with very diverse atmospheres and styles, at different lev- els and for different functions. The landscaping proposal presents a wide var- iety of plazas and sub-spaces, in which one space becomes the observation point for the next. The work involved the creation of a ser- ies of natural microcosms, visually enriched by the clever plays of multiple viewpoints over the landscapes, both within and beyond the site. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 47 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.5 A prestigious address: The Montréal Garden in Wuhan, ChinaThe final result is that the architecture and the landscape architectureare closely linked. In fact, the incorporation of a sustainable landscapeinto the architecture forms an ensemble that becomes part of the urbanlandscape. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 48 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.6 Dubai Creek in DubaiClient: Sama DubaiServices: Preparation for an internationalcompetition, landscape master-plan, designdevelopment & preliminary construction plans.Location: Dubai, United Arab EmiratesYear: 2008 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 49 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2. Drawing neighbourhoods on the landscape2.6 Dubai Creek in DubaiÉlise Beauregard was in charge of the design and development of the The landscape vision was to position the building at the foot of the Creeklandscaping concept for Zone 3 – Bani Yas and Bandar Taleb – and a to symbolize the essence of the place. The landscaping features a creeksite where the creek meets the ocean, the original site of Dubai. This is surrounded by gardens and courtyards where people meet and experi-a three-phase construction project for a new multi-use neighbourhood ence the beauty and richness of the local culture. This concept evokeswith new commercial spaces, offices, business areas and promenades a strong image of the “Soul of Dubai”. It presents visitors with a glimpsealong the banks of the Creek, as well as the construction of 10,000 new of the overall project, the only urban area that embraces the past, thehousing units. The main goal of this prestigious project is to rejuvenate present and the future of Dubai.this area of historical importance to become the “Soul of Dubai”. In short, to reflect the historical context in the Landscape DesignÉlise Beauregard and her team won the international competition Concept, we tried to capture the spirit of the site and promote the hugelaunched by Sama Dubai for the Leasing Office called DUBAI CREEK. potential of living in a development by the creek. The Landscape DesignThis was an extremely prestigious project, as it was situated around the creates a location that lures visitors to the site. Once inside, they dis-home where the current Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid cover a place that celebrates traditional architecture in a creative andAl Maktoum, was born. contemporary way. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 50 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks,streets and our secret corners> 52  Hydro-Québec’s temporary plaza… like the garden 3.1 in Alice in Wonderland> 55  The sculpture garden at the Musée des Beaux-Arts 3.2> 57 3.3 The Holt Renfrew pocket park> 60  The roof terrace at the Hilton Hotel 3.4> 63  Rue Des Forges to give it back the elegance 3.5 that it lost> 65  Reinventing commercial streets for life 3.6 in the suburbs: Centropolis> 67  The Laval Metro 3.7> 69  Hydro-Québec’s administrative centre 3.8 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 51 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.1 Hydro-Québec’s temporary plaza…like the garden in Alice in WonderlandType of project : Small urban parkServices: Landscape Concept, Design Developmentand Construction SupervisionLocation: Montreal, Quebec, CanadaClient: Hydro-QuébecYear: 19982001 Regional Merit Award from the Canadian Societyof Landscape Architects (CSLA)“Powerful! Electrifying! This project is cleanly detailed and illustrates an excellent solution which may redefine the word ‘temporary’. ”Ian CornePresident of the 2001 Regional Merit Awards of theCanadian Society of Landscape ArchitectsThe project appears and functions as a pure game where nothingis permanent, as it is only meant to remain for ten years, until Hydro-Québec Corporation sells the lot for future construction. Just like a game,the stage is set for the start of a game, the opening of a show. Just likea game, once over, everything that was used in the game is put back inorder, where it was initially. Just like a game, its purpose is to have funand is all about an ephemeral experience. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 52 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.1 Hydro-Québec’s temporary plaza… like the garden in Alice in WonderlandCompanie turn lots into park Desjardins to the west, and the sex shopsExtract from The Gazette, October 11, 1997 and taverns of St. Laurent Blvd. to the east,Written by David Theodore, researcher the area comes to life as a cultural centrein architectural history. during the round of summer festivals. The new square is a valuable outdoor addi- tion to neighbouring performance spaces.“… Downtown Montreal is a disaster of The project is a co-operative effort between vacant lots. But ONE new project has a private corporation and the city. Montreal taken advantage of the stagnant commer- first asked Hydro-Quebec to provide tem- cial real-estate market to create engaging porary green space along Ste. Catherine urban parks. Hydro-Quebec has funded a as well as a park bordering St. Urbain St., cultural performance space, Place Hydro- when the company demolished an office Quebec, on Ste. Catherine St. between St. building on St. Urbain to make way for the Urbain ans Clark Sts. expansion of the Theatre du Nouveau Monde. After considering some preliminary propos-The district surrounding Place Hydro- als, landscape architect Elise BeauregardQuebec is also waiting for development. negotiated a change to a larger site on Ste.Including both Place des Arts and Complexe Catherine St.The change provided a chance to do something more ambitious than just a small park. The new program called for a multipurpose performance space for cul- tural groups. …Elise Beauregard divided the plan of the site into three sections. Ten sex-foot high blue planters containing maple trees sit on a checkerboard pattern of red and green pow- dered stone in the eastern portion. A large central red zone in the middle is left open for booths, stages and tents. On the western edge nine 12-foot high light poles and six benches mark a third zone next to the Theatre du Nouveau Monde. The lighting poles have built-in electrical outlet and hooks for hang- ing displays…” ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 53 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.1 Hydro-Québec’s temporary plaza… like the garden in Alice in Wonderland“The space is as adaptable as possible” , EliseBeauregard said. Groups will be able to set up tempor-ary structures anywhere on the site, transforming it in theirown image. Only a discreet sign and the bright blue of theplanters and poles identify Hydro-Quebec. But even theycan be easily removedIt had to allow for security and crowd control, beflexible and adaptable, project an appropriate image ofHydro-Quebec when not in use, resist vandalism andvagrancy, and also – the bottom line – be cheap to buildand maintain. The site is a small section of a parking lotthat stretches from Ste. Catherine to the Hydro-Quebecbuilding on Rene-Levesque Blvd. The site is enclosedwith a double layer of standard 12-foot heights of chain-link fence. The panels are playfully tilted and arranged,acting as a trellis for climbing plants. When the plantsgrow up, the enclosure should form a “low-maintenancegeometric hedge”. This fence blocks off the parking lot tothe south and Clark St. to the east, making it easy to con-trol and separate crowds and performers during specialevents. The planters are too high to be easily used as ad-hoc garbage cans or benches. When no special eventsare happening, the space is designed to resist vandal-ism and discourage loitering. The powdered schist andclay used for the colourful surface are firm enough tosupport tent pegs, but too soft for rollerblading andskateboarding.In short, the project is meant for active participation, notas a casual lunchtime hangout. The bright colours andrough materials make sense when crowds gather forspecial events. Fortunately, Hydro-Quebec is alreadyprogramming a wide variety of activities. (The new spaceis available free by reservation to cultural groups.) Hydro-Quebec has to be careful: if the project is too popular,the corporation will have trouble building on the site inthe future. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 54 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.2 The sculpture garden at theMusée des Beaux-Arts Type of project: Outdoor rest and exhibition area Services: Landscape concept, design development, construction plans and construction supervision Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Year: 2003 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 55 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.2 The sculpture garden at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Élise Beauregard was asked to design a small sculpture garden adjacent to the downtown Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. The garden is designed as a place to rest and an exterior extension of the museum. Sculptures are used to create an attraction and a vibrant signal of the museum’s presence. The project uses raw materials such as polished concrete, stone and aluminium, in combination with plant material to create a distinctive space. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 56 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.3 The Holt Renfrew pocket park Type of project: Design of a temporary space in downtown Montreal Services: Concept, design development, con- struction drawings and site supervision Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: Holt Renfrew Year: 2006 Holt Renfrew is one of the most luxurious stores in Montréal. Here you’ll find haute couture boutiques such as Chanel, Hermès and Vuitton. The store is on Sherbrooke Street at the corner of De la Montagne, right in the heart of downtown. In 2004, our client wished to build an extension onto his store for the medium term. He wanted to take advantage of a unique opportunity by purchasing a dilapidated property abutting the rear façade of his store, with a plan to demolish it and eventu- ally build his extension. Once the building was demolished, the vacant lot turned out to be a narrow, deep rectangle. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 57 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.3 The Holt Renfrew pocket park My job thus entailed working with diagonal lines on the ground and judiciously placed screens of vegetation. The strong diagonal lines were inset with bands of lawn and red stone dust, creating areas for resting and relaxation. Vegetation was chosen to cover the blank wall of the adjoining building and trees were planted along the edge of the lane, thus creating visual screens on the south side and at the bottom of the park. Viewed from the street, the perspective of the screen of trees planted at the bottom of the parkIt was located on a back lane near the entrance combined with the diagonal lines of the parterreto an underground parking garage and close garden give the illusion that the lot is shorter andto storage areas for garbage bins belonging to wider than it really is.the restaurants that abound in this very busypart of town. The choice of unobtrusive furniture and a few bol- lards gave a sense of comfort and security to thisUntil such time as his project could be built, our small space, which today is heavily used at allclient wanted to install a small pocket park, for times of the day.the benefit of his clientele and for neighbour-hood residents. By the way, the park is still there….The client thus called on my services. Asthis space was to be temporary, the budgetassigned to it by the client was extremelysmall – $100,000 CAN. The challenge wasto construct a park that would make one for-get the narrowness of the lot while at thesame time creating somewhat of a buffer zonebetween the back yards on the lane and themain entrance on the rear façade. This parkalso had to make a significant contribution toHolt Renfrew’s elegant signature. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 58 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.3 The Holt Renfrew pocket park ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 59 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.4 The roof terrace at the Hilton HotelThe Montreal Hilton’s Japanese-inspired rooftop garden provides a Type of project: Landscape Renovationunique visual and sensory experience to guests walking around the Services: Landscape concept, designhotel’s public areas or looking out from the privacy of their rooms. This development, construction drawings andexisting garden has been upgraded along the same lines as the original Construction Supervisiongarden created by Sasaki in 1967. Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Client: Hilton HotelThe shared theme respects the philosophy of the tea garden, offering Year: 1996the traveller a peaceful spot in which to restore his soul, with soothingwater and elegant gardens close by. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 60 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.4 The roof terrace at the Hilton Hotel ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 61 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.4 The roof terrace at the Hilton Hotel ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 62 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.5 Rue Des Forges to give it backthe elegance that it lost This commercial artery plays a very significant role in the revitalization of the downtown area of Trois-Rivières, since it leads to the riverside walkway that was built in the port area and thus constitutes a major point of entry into the city. Project Type: Urban revitalization Services: Master plan, landscaping concept, construction drawings, site supervision and project management Location: Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Client: City of Trois-Rivières Year: 2003 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 63 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.5 Rue Des Forges to give it back the elegance that it lost The City of Trois-Rivières wished to ensure that this area would be user friendly, while requiringthe use of sustainable materials that blended in with the surrounding architecture and requireda minimum of maintenance. Accordingly, we developed custom lampposts and urban furniture,including Morris columns and planters that contribute to the unique urban charm of this publicspace. Special care has been taken to create pavement patterns that distinguish sidewalks fromthe terrace spaces. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 64 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.6 Reinventing commercial streets for lifein the suburbs: CentropolisType of project: Commercial DevelopmentServices: Master Plan of landscape design , design development,construction drawings and site supervision.Location: Laval, Quebec, CanadaClient: Ivanhoe Cambridge / Caisse de dépôtYear: 2002 - Ongoing ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 65 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.6 Réinventer des rues commerciales pour la vie en banlieue : Centropolis Centropolis is a suburban lifestyle shopping complex with an urban character, very different from other large regional shopping centres, thanks above all to the use made of public plazas and parks. Élise Beauregard directed the team of urban designers and landscape architects to develop the master plan for the urban and landscape architecture, the design guidelines for signage and all the design development for the public and private place for this complex. The assignment also included detailed site plans, phasing and costing, and the landscape design of streetscapes and parking areas, the areas around buildings, sidewalks and walkways, plazas and parks. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 66 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.7 The Laval MetroType of project: Design of outdoor spaces at multi-modal stations in LavalServices : Concept, design development, construction drawingsand site supervisionLocation : Laval, Quebec, CanadaClient : Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)Year : 2006-2007 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 67 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.7 The Laval Metro The landscape architecture around the stations draws in the many and various users – train and bus passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. The landscape expressed is reinforced by the impressions found on the ground and in the planting areas. A sinuous ribbon embedded in the ground itself and which opens out once inside the station symbolizes the movement of the users. The planting beds along the approaches, stairs and around the gathering areas follow the rhythm of the winds and change with the seasons. The view from the street is one of a vibrant land- scape that is reflected onto the façade during the day, and one that shines from within once night falls. ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 68 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.8 Hydro-Québec’s administrative centre Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), for the design and installation of the Hydro-Québec Administrative Centre in Ville Saint Laurent The building’s landscaping symbolically expresses the resource used by Hydro-Québec, a public hydroelectric utility provider. Water becomes the guiding theme for the concept. The design integrates site grading and plant sculpture, the innovative use of materials and modern colours, as well as a work of art by art- ist Francine Larrivée. Élise Beauregard worked the soil so that it would undulate like the waves on the great hydro-electric basins of Quebec’s Great North.Type of project: Landscaping for an office complexServices: Landscape concept, design development, construction drawingsand Construction SupervisionLocation: Montréal, Quebec, CanadaClient: Hydro-QuébecYear: 1996 ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 69 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.8 Hydro-Québec’s administrative centre ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 70 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 3. Our daily landscape; small parks, streets and our secret corners3.8 Hydro-Québec’s administrative centre ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 71 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 4. List of Awards ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 72 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2003 Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) for the Place de la Gare Jean-Talon project in Montreal; 2003 Regional Honours Award from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) 2004 Award for Excellence in Urban Design from the Institut de Design de Montréal (IDM) for the Gare Jean-Talon, Montreal 2002 Award for Excellence in landscape architecture from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) for the Molson centre project – design of exterior courtyards, Montreal 2000 First Prize from the Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec for the Project’s Master Plan of Bois-Franc, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 73 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com
  • 2010 Award for Excellence in LandscapeArchitecture from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA ) for planning a low-density community of 2000 units integrated in a naturalenvironment for ”Longueil-sur-le-Parc” site near Montreal, Canada2002 Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture from the CanadianSociety of Landscape Architects (CSLA), for the design and installation of the Hydro-Québec Administrative Centre in Ville Saint Laurent 2001 Award for Excellence, Regional Merit from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) for the design and installation of the Place Hydro-Québec in Montreal ÉLISE BEAUREGARD Landscape architect senior, LEED® AP 74 ebeauregard4@hotmail.com