U of M Shows Off Winning Landscape Campus Design

Southwood Riverbank
A rendering of the Southwood riverbank, from the winning design proposal ‘Arpent.’ (HANDOUT)
Chancellor Matheson
The Chancellor Matheson entrance, as imagined in the winning proposal ‘Arpent.’ (HANDOUT)

The University of Manitoba is undertaking a large-scale redevelopment of its Fort Garry campus with plans underway for the vacant Southwood land.

Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc. (Toronto) won a design contest for the landscaping and other development on the site titled “Arpent.” The firm was one of 45 teams who entered the Visionary (re)Generation competition last December.

“The creativity and ingenuity of the winning concept provides us with a starting point from which we will move from vision to reality,” said David Barnard, president and vice-chancellor at the University of Manitoba. “Together with our partners the university will further transform our campus and community into a place that enriches the lives of all who learn here, work here, play here and call it home.”

Other partners on the winning design team are Cibinel Architects Ltd. (Winnipeg), Landmark Planning & Design Inc. (Winnipeg), and ARUP Canada Inc. (Toronto).

An exhibition of the work planned will be on display for the public today until November 9 at University Centre, and December 11-29 at Manitoba Hydro Place.

More renderings can be found at UManitoba.ca.