Winners of 2008 Prairie Design Awards

Award of Merit

Category: Small Projects

Thompson, Manitoba

Architect: Corbett Cibinel Architects

Owner/Client: Spirit Way Inc.

Photographers: Corbett Cibinel Architects + © V. Beckmann 2007

The Project

Inspiration for the viewing platforms was taken from the construction of toboggans and canoes, two objects that are synonymous with living in the north. The intent of the viewing platforms, which house interpretive panels and maps are to entice the viewer to seek out the spirit walkway path.

Jury Comments

This project was done with joy – it is sensuous and elegant and engages the sites and the viewer in a very direct manner. It looks as though the entire project could be constructed with two trades using primarily two materials, steel and wood. ‘Simply beautiful' would describe it accurately.


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