Boulders, high organic soil and native plantings stabilize the hill.
Boulders, high organic soil and native plantings stabilize the hill.

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A naturalized area is planted with native forest species.
A naturalized area is planted with native forest species.

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A water feature's waterfall design leverages the site's natural topography.
A water feature's waterfall design leverages the site's natural topography.

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Boulders, high organic soil and native plantings stabilize the hill.
Boulders, high organic soil and native plantings stabilize the hill.

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EASTLAKE COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL ZONE

CLIENT: ADERA GROUP OF COMPANIES
STAGE: COMPLETE

DESIGN WITH: JONATHAN LOSEE LTD.
LOCATION: BURNABY, BC

We married technical needs with natural design to transform this simple slope stabilization in an industrial zone into an opportunity for ecological restoration. Using vegetated bags to support a steep hill, we replaced invasive species with a native forest garden inspired by a local biologist’s riparian planting plan, all on a limited budget. A water feature mimics the building’s facade to playfully integrate the built form into the natural landscape around it.