The Cité-Rive residence's shoreline stabilization


Situated along the Rivière-des-Prairies, this large-scale senior residence faced an erosion issue jeopardizing the outdoor areas' use by residents. Two sections of the riverbank needed to be secured and stabilized.

Our team proposed a stabilization technique using vegetated interlocking stones where the bank is most exposed to waves, thus more prone to erosion, and vegetated gabion boxes where the wave impact is less significant, allowing ample space for vegetation.

The plans were designed with great sensitivity to the environment and the fragile biodiversity of the riparian ecosystems, preserving and integrating mature trees such as poplars and willows into the stabilization structures, and suggesting indigenous aquatic plants, shrubs, and perennials to ensure the sustainability of this environment.