Register: FEB/13/2019, Submit: FEB/13/2019, Eligibility: Designers, architects, landscape architects, artists, students, interns, practitioners: individually, teams, Fee: Free, Awards: Winners: total budget for each bench 7,500 CAD (Canadian dollar) (team/artist 1,500 CAD, fabrication & installation 6,000 CAD); additionally up to 1,000 CAD for transport and accommodation costs for each team from outside the province of Manitoba
The Winnipeg Trails Association and Storefront Manitoba invite design teams to submit proposals for a permanent bench to be located along the Trans Canada Trail. We are asking you to put your skills to work and challenge the concept of a ‘common’ bench. We are looking for an intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks and provide a place to wait, rest, read and more. The Winnipeg Trails Association is a coalition of volunteer trail builders and trail users who are focused on accelerating trail development and connectivity in Winnipeg. Our association consists of over 40+ organizations and partners who are promoting the use and development of recreational and commuter trails for the benefit and enjoyment of all Manitobans and visitors to our province. StorefrontMB was established in 2011 to foster design culture in Manitoba. Since its inception, StorefrontMB has coordinated a host of events, including: forums, film series, the annual Winnipeg Design Festival, Winnipeg Commerce Design Competition, the Architecture Fringe Festival, Table for 1200 More, as well as publishing numerous books on design in Manitoba. The organization is overseen by a board of directors that draws from all spatial disciplines: Landscape, Architecture, Interiors, and Planners.
Two sites have been identified along the Trans Canada Trail which has recently been rebranded as The Great Trail. ‘The Great Trail’ was chosen to engage Canadians of all ages by referring to the uplifting and inspiring experience of being on the Trail itself. Made up of hundreds of local trails, joined together to form one of the world’s longest and grandest trails, The Great Trail offers a multitude of trail experiences from wilderness pathways, rail trails, forested trails, rural tracks, historic canoe routes to paved urban walkways, downtown streets, country roads, logging roads, and secondary highways.
The Trail offers Canadians and international visitors a unique way to get outdoors, explore major cities and small towns; experience our ever-changing landscapes; and discover Canada’s rich history, and diverse cultures, communities and people.