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A rendering of the Southwood riverbank, from the winning design proposal "Arpent"

A rendering from the winning proposal "Arpent"

Establishing our legacy

Public can view exhibition until November 9

November 4, 2013 — 

In December of last year 45 teams from 17 countries entered the University of Manitoba’s Visionary (re)Generation Open International Design Competition, opening the door to the creation of a new Fort Garry Campus Plan.

A 3D model of the water's edge from the winning proposal "Arpent"

A 3D model of the water’s edge from the winning proposal “Arpent”

Focused on innovative and sustainable design, this international competition concluded with the announcement of a winning team yesterday: Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc., Toronto and Cibinel Architects Ltd., Winnipeg, with Landmark Planning & Design Inc., Winnipeg, and ARUP Canada Inc., Toronto.

Their proposal — “Arpent”,   the land division of long narrow river lots by early French settlers — will guide the development of a rare and beautiful parcel of land on the Fort Garry campus. People are invited to view the competition’s exhibition in the Multipurpose Room of University Centre from Nov. 5-9. The finalists will be displayed at Manitoba Hydro Place from December 11-29.

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“The creativity and ingenuity of the winning concept provides us with a starting point from which we will move from vision to reality,” says David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Manitoba. “Together with our partners the university will further transform our campus and community into a place that enriches the lives of all who learn here, work here, play here and call it home.”

The winning team will now be involved in the development of a more detailed master plan as the Planning Phase of Visionary (re)Generation is set to begin in early 2014.

The following four prizes were awarded:

Finalists

1st place
Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc., Toronto and Cibinel Architects Ltd., Winnipeg, with Landmark Planning & Design Inc., Winnipeg, and ARUP Canada Inc., Toronto

Visionary regeneration winners

From left to right: Glen Herman, Rosenberg and Associates; President; Janet Rosenberg; Donovan Toews, Landmark Planning; Maury Mitchell, Rosenberg and Associates; Wayne Swanton, Rosenberg and Associates; Cora Eaton, Cibinel Architects; George Cibinel.

2nd place
Perkins+Will, Vancouver, 1X1 Architecture, Winnipeg, and PFS, Vancouver

3rd place
DTAH, Toronto with Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited, Winnipeg, Integral Group, Toronto, and BA Group, Toronto

4th place
IAD | Independent Architectural Diplomacy S.A. with Bomainpasa, and PGI GRUP, Madrid

Honorable Mention
nodo17 Architects with ARUP, Design Convergence Urbanism (DCU), and Miguel Perez Carballo, Madrid

Honorable Mention
AECOM Canada Ltd., Winnipeg, Burnaby and New York

(To see a gallery of submissions, click here.)

The competition was launched in December 2012 as a challenge to the world’s most innovative landscape architects, architects and planners to rethink the Fort Garry Campus, including the Southwood Precinct, and create a bold new plan that will secure a strong future for the U of M.

In March 2013, 45 teams submitted their design proposals in Phase 1 of the competition. Six finalist teams were selected by the jury in April 2013 to further develop their proposals in Phase 2 of the competition. On September 20th these design proposals were presented to the jury for a final decision.

The jury includes representatives from the University of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro, Alumni stakeholders, as well as independent architects, urban designers, planners and landscape architects from Canada, the US, Germany, and Switzerland.

Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba are located in Treaty One territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

 

A rendering from the winning proposal "Arpent"

A rendering from the winning proposal “Arpent”

The Southwood Fairway in winter, a rendering from the winning proposal "Arpent"

The Southwood Fairway in winter, a rendering from the winning proposal “Arpent”

A rendering from the winning proposal "Arpent"

A rendering from the winning proposal “Arpent”

 

 

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3 comments on “Establishing our legacy

  1. M. Gregg

    The designers should really bone up on conditions in Manitoba which are quite different from the Cornelius Krieghoff imaginings of the artist who depicted the fairway. The sugaring off party on the fairway is truly a fantasy, given the fact that there are few sugar maples north of the 49th parallel. Nor are there Eastern cardinals (the bird) in Manitoba to our knowledge, although one is spotted now and then. The people depicted at the sugaring-off party would freeze in their inadequate winter wear during a Manitoba February.

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  3. Stor_Prime

    While I haven’t been to Winnipeg, I have had good syrup from there – though it isn’t harvested from sugar maples. Instead, it is harvested from Box Elders (Manitoba Maples).

    Northern Cardinals are indeed rarer in Winnipeg, but it’s been demonstrated that their range moves northward every year. Climate change? Probably. That’s probably why the people in this image are under-dressed too, right? At any rate, I hardly think the image is *that* unreal.

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