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Old Posted Dec 21, 2018, 10:44 PM
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Design Competition Winner Announced

CentreVenture Development Corporation, today announced the winning design submission to the Market Lands southern parcel design competition. The ‘New Market Square’ by Daoust Lestage was unanimously selected by the Jury. The goal of the competition was to solicit design concepts for new affordable housing, a public market, and plazas on the southern parcel of the Market Lands site, integrated into the surrounding context of the Exchange District.

“The jury was impressed by the high quality of all the five submissions and was so grateful for the effort and thoughtfulness applied,” said architect Dudley Thompson, Professional Advisor to the design competition. “The winning design best responded to the competition program and presented the most successful concept to achieve a wonderful new destination in downtown Winnipeg.”

The jury appreciated the clarity of the proposal and agreed that its stand-alone glass market structure and surrounding plazas presented an inviting space for visitors, with multiple uses. The orientation of the plan, following the historic footprint of the historic market, was a powerful statement and environmentally sensitive, ensuring the public spaces are flooded with sunlight throughout the year and at different times of day. The new market square provides a strong new connection between the Red River College heritage buildings, Old Market Square, and City Hall complex.

Members of the jury included: Bruce Kuwabara , Founding Principal, KPMB Architects Toronto; Eladia Smoke, Principal, Smoke Architecture, Hamilton; Angela Mathieson, President & CEO, CentreVenture, Winnipeg; John Kiernan, Director, Planning, Property and Development, City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg; Alan Tate, Professor and Head of Landscape Architecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; Zephyra Vun, Executive Director, Design Quarter Winnipeg, Winnipeg; Annitta Stenning, CEO, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Winnipeg.

"I’d like to thank all of the five short-listed teams for their submissions and congratulate the team of Daoust Lestage, who have created a concept that will add a new jewel in the heart of the Exchange District," said Angela Mathieson CEO of CentreVenture. “I’d also like to thank the Jury for their careful deliberation and guidance in this important project."

The design competition was launched in July 2018. 23 design teams from across Canada submitted proposals during the pre-qualification stage of the competition. In October 2018, five teams were shortlisted to participate in the design competition. On December 7, 2018, all five design proposals were presented in a public forum to the Jury at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Through 2019 CentreVenture will work with the Daoust Lestage team, community partners, and the City of Winnipeg to further refine and detail the design. Construction of the project is expected to commence sometime in 2020.

Here is the latest on the Market Lands redevelopment site:

The Market Lands has been fueled by conversation. After more than two years of public consultation, planning, and design, a dramatic redevelopment vision has emerged. Area residents, businesses, creators, and all those who love the Exchange District have shaped the project, providing the foundation and the life it needs to succeed and redefine the heart of this historic
part of our city.

The Market Lands will be a place for exchanging ideas, art and business. It will be a meeting place for creators, full of big and little discoveries. It will be a destination where Winnipeggers and tourists alike can experience the best of Winnipeg’s past reflected into the future.

The heart of the Market Lands project is a new seamless “Creative Hub” that will fill nearly an acre on the southern parcel of the site. The Creative Hub will provide creators with access to shared space, equipment and other resources to advance the skills needed to thrive in, and contribute to, the creative economy. These spaces will provide venues to collaborate, innovate, exhibit, and sell creative products.
Fully interactive and accessible to the public, the Creative Hub will build awareness, appreciation, and markets for Manitoba’s creative talent and products. The Creative Hub includes three integrated and complementary components:



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