2010 – QEB/Paysage
La Maison du Parc
Site : La Plaine des Palmistes
Seat construction of the Reunion National Park
Amount of Work : 4.3 millions € HT
Surface Terrain = 2 194 m² (SHOB) et 1751 m² (SHON)
Mission : Project manager
Date : 2005
Maître D ‘Ouvrage : Parc National de la Réunion
Maître D ‘Oeuvre : 2APMR / AP Architecture (Architectes), INSET (BET Fluides), CREATEUR (BET VRD), GECP (BET Structure), BOIS DE BOUT (BET Bois), LEU REUNION (BET Qualité Environnementale)
The Reunion National Park is located at laPlaine des Palmistes and houses, in addition to the headquarters of the structure, the offices of the Eastern branch, as well as meeting and exhibition rooms open to the public.
LEU REUNION, as part of the project management team, is in charge of the Environmental Quality approach, as well as the design of the exterior fittings, from the competition to the delivery of the building.
Landscape work is oriented towards the coherence of the site's native ecosystems and their reinforcement, as well as the eradication of invasive species present. This work precedes the construction of the buildings which, with their dry structure on stilts, are respectfully inserted in the heart of the vegetation and the surrounding landscape.
The conservation of the existing remarkable tree subjects is undertaken with the help of a team of ecologists. The gardens are worked from the original existing support, on the preliminary basis of an experimental global "ecological restoration" for these types of ecosystems, leading in the long term to a set of coherent forest gardens, forming recognizable and educational phytocenoses, without invasive alien species. This ensemble is the overall showcase of the buildings of the Reunion National Park House.
The issue of water is completely integrated into the landscape, where the infiltration of rainwater is favoured, even reinforced for roof water, in a permeable and living silt. The site thus functions without any negative impact on the hydrological network of the area and integrates a landscape clipping system, which is an integral part of the project.