International design challenge for permanent installations along Winnipeg and Manitoba’s trail systems.
An intervention that has the power to bring people together, a place to rest, people watch, and ponder one’s surroundings.
Budget (Site #1): $6,500 CAD.
Tree's Company (Site #1)
What happened to the trees on Graham Avenue’s sidewalk?
We propose returning the urban site to its former green glory.
The bench multi-functions as a tree life preserver. Its ring-shape shields the tree from vehicles & road salt. Its articulated surface is a geometric projection of the tree canopy above, and offers a variety of seating options along with sculpted armrests and backrests.
As a reference to the prairie landscape, the bench is milled out of large segments of local Tyndall limestone.
Come and sit on on the bench... (Come and sit in the shade)
Take a seat that is new... (Take a seat around the tree)
We’ve a loveable space that needs your face,
Tree’s company, too.