November 26, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Competition registration is now open for Cool Gardens 2016, a Winnipeg-based exhibition. Participants must register before December 21, 2015.
Cool Gardens is a public exhibition that takes place from July 4th to September 26th, 2016. Presented by StorefrontMB and The Forks, Cool Gardens is an exhibit of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects in Winnipeg and Brandon. The 2016 Competition seeks creative proposals from designers, architects, landscape architects and artists who are interested in challenging and celebrating the interface between urbanism, landscape and design.
Cool Gardens mirrors Winnipeg’s internationally acclaimed Warming Huts Winter Program. Cool Gardens places design culture at the center of the summer activities in Winnipeg and satellite locations, while offering pleasant relief from summer’s heat. In Winnipeg, installations will run from Main Street to Provencher Boulevard, highlighting this generally unrecognized pedestrian linkage that bridges the Anglophone and Francophone communities. Installations along this axis provide an engaging, creative and active experience of downtown Winnipeg. New this year are satellite sites on Waterfront Drive and in Brandon, Manitoba.
For more information and to register for the competition, visit the Cool Gardens website.