Ecological park in Saint-Jacques

Nested in a small valley, this 40-hectare piece of hybrid nature, with traces of agricultural practice and a dynamic of renaturalization, helps to integrate the forested landscape of la Vilaine with the city of Rennes

The artificial reedbed, phytoremediation and ecological discovery

The artificial reedbed

Water, as a resource, forms the shapes of the park and asserts its presence on all scales. The formation of a lake with lines of oak trees, the creation of a reed bed providing phyto-purification of runoff water, and the range of small constructions with thresholds, spaces, and the collection and discharge of water all help to define and reveal this topographical and ecological creation.

Touching the water, crossing the ditches

Managing runof

The willow garden, measuring the ecological dynamic

The meadows, soft management to increase open environments

The terrace of the Park, shared space

Designed with the participation of local residents, the park has an open form and is located on the dividing line between neighborhoods. It provides them with smooth connections and strengthens the link between uses and the landscape as a whole.

Renaturation of the former local road

The road of the Pâtis des Couasnes, old departmental road, becomes a promenade and leads to the new skatepark. The new crushed asphalt concrete blocs constitute traps for seeds, future home of development of a pioneer vegetation.

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Sponsor
City of Saint-Jacques
Situation
Avenue Jean Marin, Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande - 48° 4'58.59"N-1°42'49.17"O
Partners
LM Communiquer, Signage - Ouest Aménagement, Ecology
Budget / Area
2 300 000 € / 40 ha
Date
2008 - 2015
Award
First Prize for Wet Lands in Urban Situation - 2012