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MAA e-Bulletin May 2013 No.1 Architecture Matters. Cool Gardens Exhibit | Presented by StorefrontMB and the Forks.

Architecture Matters. Cool Gardens Exhibit | Presented by StorefrontMB and the Forks.

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Cool Gardens

July 5th to September 21st

Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations offering a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects in the downtown, bringing architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape. The presentation of 6 cutting edge garden designs places design culture at the centre of summer activities in Winnipeg, at the same time offering a pleasant relief from the summer exasperations.

Winnipeg Design Festival PARK(ing) Day


PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, designers, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places raising public awareness of the importance of the public realm in the creation of a humane sustainable urban culture for our growing urban centres.

PARK(ing) Day call for submissions: (1.78 MB)

Request for Information – Modular Housing Units

Deadline: July 25, 2013 @ 2:00:00 PM

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit information from experienced design/builders, architects, consultants, general contractors and/or manufacturers regarding designing and building modular housing units including site planning. The goal is to collect sufficient information from organizations with proven experience in modular housing to determine what is currently available in the industry and to gain direction in proceeding with assessment, design and construction.

Sealed responses will be received at Manitoba Housing, 583 Plinguet Street, Winnipeg MB until 2:00:00 P.M. (Winnipeg time) on Thursday, July 25, 2013. Late or misdirected submissions may not be accepted.

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ON_THE_BOARDS is an initiative of STOREFRONT_MANITOBA aimed at strengthening the design community through comradery, sharing, discussion and critique of work among peers. Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers and Planners are encouraged to take part. Hosting is voluntary, rotating through professional offices.

If you have a project in an early stage and are interested in presenting, or hosting, contact OTB: t:204.480.8421

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