Storefront Manitoba: Cool Gardens 2020 Call for Submissions is now open!, Registration Deadline December 20

Cool Gardens 2020 Call for Submissions is now open!

Storefront Manitoba and The Forks invite design teams to submit proposals for a temporary, contemporary garden installation to be located at The Forks in Winnipeg. We are asking you to put your skills to work and challenge the concept of garden and cool(ing). We are looking for an intervention that has the power to stop people in their tracks!

Cool Gardens is a public garden, art and architecture exhibition that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme. The project brings architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape. Cool Gardens takes place annually from the beginning of July until the end of September.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Friday December 20th, 2019 at 6:00PM CST.

See attached brief for full competition details and feel free to circulate the attached poster.

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The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, has been a meeting place for over 6,000 years. Indigenous peoples traded at The Forks, followed by European fur traders, Scottish settlers, railway pioneers and tens of thousands of immigrants. Over the last 30 years, The Forks has transformed into Winnipeg's foremost destination. Over 4 million visitors come to The Forks each year and more than 1,200 people work on site.

StorefrontMB was established in 2011 to foster design culture in Manitoba. Since its inception, StorefrontMB has coordinated a host of events, including: forums, film series, the Winnipeg Design Festival, CommerceDesignWinnipeg the Architecture Fringe Festival, TableFor1200More, as well as publishing numerous books on design and urbanism in Manitoba. The organization is overseen by a board of directors that draws from all spatial disciplines: Landscape, Architecture, Interiors, and Planners.