Cool Gardens 2019 open for submissions

Views of past Cool Gardens installations.

Storefront Manitoba and The Forks are inviting design teams to submit proposals for a temporary, contemporary summer garden installation to be located at The Forks in Winnipeg. They are asking designers to put their skills to work and challenge the concept of garden and cool(ing). They are looking for interventions that have the power to stop people in their tracks.

Cool Gardens is a public garden, art and architecture exhibition that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme. The project brings architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape. Cool Gardens takes place annually from beginning of July until the end of September.

The competition brief can be downloaded here.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019 at 6 pm CST.