By Brian Schultz
The Winnipeg Folk Festival has been recognized for its kitchen facility and site office architecture.
Syverson Monteyne Architecture Inc., the firm that designed the facilities for the festival, has won the 2012 Prairie Wood Design Award in the municipal and recreational category for their design of the festival’s backstage kitchen, La Cuisine, and the backstage Site Office Complex.
La Cuisine won another award in April at the 2012 Prairie Design Awards.
The kitchen is eco-friendly and accommodates the preparation and serving of nearly 10,000 meals a day to volunteers and performers during the festival.
The Site Office Complex was also designed with sustainability in mind. Recycled shipping containers were used to make the body of the office and the roof is made of repurposed material from an old building in Winnipeg.
The 40th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival is July 10-14, 2013 in Birds Hill Provincial Park.