The idea of the project started from the regeneration of the dock by creating a gateway for access to cultural activities through all the seasons of the year. The dock is presented with a regular shape without boundaries. Due to the strategic location of the deck, a connection between the river and the earth has been created.
The final imagine is a egalitarian living room for the whole community in the middle of the forest.
2nd PLACE - # 154 15 LIGHT POSTS
By Yuhan Wang, China
The concept of the design is to create a resilient terraced landscape system that reacts to different water levels and a memorial space to commemorate the little girl; Tina. The proposal provides a variety of recreational activities for local people and connects to two parks on both sides of the street to create a continuous park system for the city. Each layer of the terraces landscape consists of different planting groups, so it offers different views with seasonal change. The top layer of the terraces landscape will remain untouched during flood season and can be still functional. There are 15 light posts on the site that commemorate the 15-year old Tina and it is intended to raise people’s concern about child safety in the community. At night, the 15 light posts will stand there and offer great visibility in the dark. This will provide a sense of security to the users and hopefully remind people to pay more attention to children health and their safety issues.
3rd PLACE - # 133 GARDEN POINT
By John van Leeuwen and Romer Rivera, John van Leeuwan Architecture and Design, Winnipeg MB
Garden Point, a landmark on the urban and the river bank landscape, is an urban destination that creates opportunity to engage the river summer and winter. Accessed from the Waterfront Drive sidewalk one walks into a new environment of planted forest and garden. A wood and concrete environment creates a controlled natural setting with a paved walking path to the river. Above the river is the outdoor viewing platform that provides an elevated view of the river. (…)
COMMUNITY AWARD - # 158 PIER 70 WATERFRONT CULTURAL CENTRE
By Luxia Yang, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB
Activating the waterfront as a year-round destination, the new Pier 70 Waterfront Cultural Centre situates at the historical Alexander Docks at Exchange-Waterfront Neighbourhood will be a welcoming and public approachable facility that speak to Winnipeg’s growing diverse culture and population. The multi-program plan highlights key views, creates a continuous pedestrian path for a cohesive site, and give a rebirth to the river boat cruise as an gateway to the diverse activities at Waterfront and East Exchange District.
The project goal is to encourage local community revitalisation by providing a space for conference and events, gallery, art exhibitions and leisure facilities for local residents and tourists. The fusion of natural and urban features of East Exchange area towards the waterfront creates a comfortable place for hosting events and offer a public space to invite visitors to sit down or engage in activities around the cultural centre. The project vision is also attempting to revive this margin point of East Exchange District, to embrace with the pedestrian and bike path along River Parkway that is currently under development of the City of Winnipeg.
COMMUNITY AWARD - #188 Community Centre
By Colby Jameson, Maples Met School, Grade 10
For my On the Docks project, my idea is to put a community center for people who need a safe space; LGBTTQ+ or people of different minorities and disabilities. It is for people who feel unsafe in their homes, schools, and public spaces. It is there for them to make friends and have fun.
There will also be a zen garden. It is there for decoration and for all to enjoy. It will feature blue flowers because blue reduces stress and calms minds.
There is a walking bridge to Saint-Boniface. It is a suspension bridge to connect the French and English communities. It will be wheelchair accessible. The bike/walking path connects with The Forks and there will be a bike rack on site.
My design also has a memorial that has a red dress on it to symbolize the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
COMMUNITY AWARD - # 137 UNTITLED
By Josh Can Schie + Nicholas Bava, Winnipeg MB
Integrated into the river bank is a low profile building, containing changing rooms, showers, washrooms, equipment rental, and a restaurant. The community is encouraged to travel towards the existing dock around, through or over the building. The dock has been refurbished and acts as a platform to lounge or dive into the swimming pools. The pools intake water from the Red River through filters located below the dock platforms. The water is cleaned, used for swimming, and filtered again before returning to the river having had pollutants removed. Fishing equipment can be rented from within the building where all catches can be taken to the restaurant and prepared for a meal. The project hopes to encourage all community members to come down the banks and actively engage with the river.