Barkman Concrete Design Competition Winners Announced
The Barkman Concrete design competition is open to any student enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba and a required assignment for students in Professor Anna Thurmayrâ€™s EVLU 4002 course. This year, the task was to design and layout steps or stairs to the sunken patio on the northside of the Architecture 2 Building.
Congratulations to the winners:
The 1st place design (rendered above) detailed three types of concrete blocks that work together to shape the pre-existing sunken patio by providing a space for sitting, lingering, learning, and relaxing. Wide tread pavers were imagined as a leisurely staircase for entering and exiting the space or to be used as an outdoor classroom. Planting blocks allow for greenery while adding texture into the space.
A special thank you to Alan Barkman, Scott Barkman, Brian Pries, Tim Fast, Garry Funk, Mark Hiebert, Wayne Patram and Wayne Wiebe from Barkman Concrete Ltd. for jurying the entries.