Ecological park in St Jacques
Nested in a small valley, this 40-hectare piece of hybrid nature, with traces of agricultural practice and a dynamic of renaturalisation, 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, being the resource that it is, 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
The willow garden, measuring the ecological dynamic
The meadows, soft managment to increase open environments
The terrasse 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
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"Exceptional Ecological Park Reconnects Children With Nature"
- Ville de Saint Jacques de la Lande
- Avenue Jean Marin,St Jacques de la lande - 48° 4'58.59"N-1°42'49.17"O
- LM Communiquer, signalétique - Ouest Aménagement, écologie.
- Budget / Area
- 2 300 000 € / 40 ha
- 2008 - 2015
- First Prize for Wet Lands in Urban Situation - 2012