Atelier LD | Linear parks and the urban park
Atelier LD, urbanisme, paysage, ingénierie, VRD, gestion des eaux pluviales, hydraulique, projets urbains, éco-quartiers, rénovation urbaine, extension de ville, Didier Larue, Julio Da Silva, urban planning, water management, sustainable development, public spaces, natural systems, flood management
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Linear parks and the urban park

Beauséjour urban development plan – Sainte-Marie

Linear parks and the urban park

Beauséjour urban development plan – Sainte-Marie (Réunion Island)

The ravines formed by rainwater, essential for water run-off when cyclones hit the island, are transformed into linear parks that make the most of topographical features to create ecological corridors.

North-west of Beauséjour, the urban park marks the transition between the new residential neighbourhood, and agricultural and forested zones. This is where the water flow path and the pedestrianised walkways of the development end.

Extensive work with LEU Réunion, a landscape architect specialised in local flora, has resulted in a palette of plants based on endemic species that encourage the development of fauna (insects and birds). The landscaping and botanical work is a way of recreating local biodiversity on a site depleted by the monoculture of sugarcane.


CBO Territoria


Development of an urban park and a greenway at the heart of the Beauséjour urban development plan, Sainte-Marie, Réunion Island.


Masterplanning of public spaces, landscaping and urban planning.


Sainte Marie, Réunion Island (974)

Design team

TEKHNE (lead designer: head architect), ATELIER LD (lead designer for design development and construction phases)  & LD Austral (landscape, urban development), UPAU (landscape architect associate), LEU Réunion (landscape architect specialised in local flora), SCÈNE PUBLIQUE (lighting designer), EGIS eau (roads & utilities (VRD)), CER (dry networks)


Year: 2012 – ongoing //Area: 7.7 hectares // Cost of work: €6M excluding tax