Manitoba Association of Architects

  // Summer 2019.2  

SEESAW (2019)
Sylvia Choi and Daegeon Jeong (Brooklyn, NY)

Benchmark (2019) - SEESAW

Sylvia Choi and Daegeon Jeong (Brooklyn, NY)

The site ‘Northeast Pioneers Greenway’ is filled with various movements; movements of cars on the roundabout, bicycles on the bike lane, pedestrians on the sidewalk, meadow grass moving in wind, flying birds and bugs in the park. ​

The proposed bench ‘Seesaw’ provides a new vertical movement to the site and enriches the existing horizontal movements. This small intervention on the site creates co-occurrence events between people sitting on the bench and surrounding movements. ​

The gently sloped bench with a vertical movement recalls visitors’ common childhood experience of playing on a seesaw and sensing gravity. Through this familiar event of sitting on the bench ‘Seesaw’, visitors are able to experience special moments of observing dynamic context of ‘The Great Trail’.

Benchmark is an international design competition which culminates in permanent bench installations along the The Great Trail (TCT) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The design challenge to reimagine the bench has attracted entries from all over the world: 5 continents, 21 countries, 7 provinces and 12 U.S. states.


Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition On Ice

Deadline for Submission:
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 2:00pm CST.

Warming Huts + Art Installation
Three teams will be selected as winners of the WARMING HUTS: And Arts + Architecture Competiton on Ice from submissions of designs for a warming hut or art installation. Winning entries will be placed along the River Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A jury will select the winning designs based on their creativity in use of materials, providing shelter, poetics of assembly and form, integration with the landscape, and ease of construction.

Eligibility for the 2020 Competition:
This call for entries is open to all architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design work. It is the intention of this competition to foster and encourage the formation of multi-disciplinary teams.

Submission Requirements:
Teams are asked to login into the competition site at:,account


RAIC International Prize Scholarships

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the RAIC Foundation are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2019 RAIC International Prize Scholarships.

They are:

  • Laure Nolte, Dalhousie University
  • Lucie Palombi, University of Montreal
  • Odudu Umoessien, University of Manitoba

Each student has won a $5,000 scholarship for writing an essay describing the moment they decided to become an architect or knew their decision to become an architect was the right one.

Their essays and images:

The RAIC International Prize Scholarships are presented in conjunction with the $100,000 RAIC International Prize. The winner of the RAIC International Prize, to be selected from a shortlist of three projects from Senegal, Peru, and Chile, will be announced at the RAIC International Prize Gala on October 25 in Toronto, ON. The scholarship winners will receive their awards at the same event.

Tickets for the 2019 gala are available for sale here:


RAIC International Prize Gala

Date: October 25, 2019
Time: Cocktail - 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner - 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The RAIC International Prize is a unique recognition for architecture that is transformative and that expresses values of humanism and democracy. The award of $100,000 was created in 2013 by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and its Foundation together with Raymond Moriyama, one of Canada’s most notable architects, reflecting his commitment to architecture with social relevance.

Come out and show your support for Canadian architecture on the world stage.

NEW Opportunity – purchase a table for your friends and family at a reduced price of $1,600

Tickets for the 2019 gala are available for sale here:



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