Design wanted to commemorate Winnipeg 1919 strike

The City of Winnipeg wants to memorialize the labour movement that resulted in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.

Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for the design of an interpretation installation at the corner of Lily St. and Market Ave. to commemorate the historic strike.

Director of Planning, Property and Development John Kiernan said they hope to receive multiple proposals as part of the design competition and they encourage multi-disciplinary team entries such as architects, landscape architects, historians or heritage planners.

Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2016 when, after review from a jury, three semifinalists will be selected and announced on April 19.

On the jury is Susan Algie, director of the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, historian Esyllt Jones, union activist Paul Moist, environmental designer Alyssa Schwann and artist Jordon Van Sewell.

Each of the three semifinalists will receive $5,000 to support further design refinement, contextual analysis and a detailed budget to be submitted by May 24.

The finalist will be selected by city staff and Exchange District stakeholders.

The maximum budget for the winning installation is $250,000. The project is funded by the 2015 Downtown Enhancement Capital Program.

Construction is expected to begin this fall.

More information can be found on the city’s website.

-MyToba News


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