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Barkman Concrete design competition-winning design from Emma Dicks, Matthew Glowacki, and Bryce Stovin

Barkman Concrete Design Competition Winners Announced

December 5, 2020 — 

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 Thurmayr’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:

1st Place             
Emma Dicks
Matthew Glowacki
Bryce Stovin

2nd place              
Nabil Basri
Aaron Bomback
Laurel Cowley

3rd place              
Manuela Villarreal
Sabrina Kratsberg
Owen Toth

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. 

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