Daoust Lestage is proud to announce that its project has been selected as the winner of the Winnipeg’s Market Lands design competition. The Market Lands are situated in the heart of Winnipeg’s Exchange District, central to many of Winnipeg’s historical, cultural, and emerging community assets. The project includes a hundred units affordable housing complex with a main floor cultural hub, a public market building, and integrated public realm and plaza space.
“The Jury was most impressed with the clarity of the proposal – an elegant Market Building on a bold new square with a visibly sustainable residential building to the north of the site creating a strong, commendable and appreciated response to the context.”
“The Jury found the team’s proposal to place the new market building overtop of the historical shadow of the original market building very powerful and fitting for the project. The openness and daylight proposed for the glazed market demonstrated very positive design ideas. The Jury also had a strong connection to the simplicity of the market plaza with functional areas on all sides of the Market Building for market day expansions. They also liked the connections between the Market Building and the Cultural spaces opening into the plaza between the buildings.”
The Daoust Lestage team was a collaboration with Entuitive, Transsolar, Tetra Tech et Rina Greer.