By Sarah Klein
The architectural firm that designed the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s eco-friendly backstage kitchen has won an award for their work.
Syverson Monteyne Architecture Inc. has won an Award of Excellence at the 2012 Prairie Design Awards for their design of the festival’s La Cuisine.
The facility was designed to accommodate the preparation and serving of nearly 10,000 meals a day to volunteers and performers during the festival. The building also functions as a working space pre-festival, and closes down to a secure, weather-protected storage facility to dry and store tents for the remainder of the year.
The building was constructed using repurposed and recycled materials including components from an existing steel industrial complex that was slated for demolition, salvaged hydro poles, and reclaimed cedar decking
This year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival is July 4-8, 2012.