By Sarah Klein
A Winnipeg architecture firm has been awarded the $50,000 Professional Prix de Rome prize by the Canada Council for the Arts.
5468796 Architecture was recognized for their project Table for 12, which will allow hosts from eight cities to set the table for informal conversations about architecture.
These ‘tables of 12’ will include architects and their clients, journalists, politicians, artists and engineers among others.
“With Table for 12, 5468796 Architecture is positioning Canada as a global leader,” said Robert Sirman, director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts in a release.
“The project’s ambitions are perfectly aligned with the intent of the Professional Prix de Rome and the growing appetite for greater public engagement in cultural development.”
The project’s findings will be shared during the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Festival of Architecture in Winnipeg next June.