The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

Alberta Association of Architects Saskatchewan Association of Architects Manitoba Associaton of Architects

Award of Merit

Manitoba Start
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Category: Interior Design
Architect: 5468796 Architecture Inc.
Owner/Client: Manitoba Start
Structural Engineer: Lavergne Draward & Associates Inc.
Mechanical Engineer: G.D. Stasynec & Associates Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: Nova 3 Engineering Ltd.
Graphic Designer: URBANINK
Contractor: Hofer Construction

The Project | Jury Comments

The project provides arrival services to new immigrants in a revitalized heritage building. The organizational and programmatic complexity is artfully composed to accommodate a range of functions that are dispersed at varying levels through an open space plan that is disciplined yet playful. There is a clear relationship between plan, section and elevation that is revealed through a delightful play of patterns, shapes and materiality. Hexagonal patterns, generated by two overlapping building grids, are subtly integrated at a variety of scales, textures, volumes and lighting arrangements. In addition to exhibiting an economy of means, the project is both purposeful and transformative.

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