Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park
Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park and Interpretive Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Cohlmeyer Architecture with HTFC Planning and Design
Upper Fort Garry, demolished in the 1880s, lay at the crossroads of Winnipeg’s history. In commemoration, a 400-foot-long interpretive wall was constructed to mark its exact location.
The wall, built of layered corten steel and embedded with sophisticated diagrams, audio programming, and lighting that playfully project Manitoba’s history, forms a backdrop to the park, referencing the fort’s original location and boundaries.
The next phase includes a 40,000-square-foot interpretive centre, with a 20,000-square-foot green roof of native grasses, recalling the grasslands that once lay outside the walls of the fort.
In 2018 Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park received the Jury’s Award of Excellence, the highest award given by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.
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Each carefully designed symbol on the wall represents a significant piece of Manitoba's history.
Landscape Architect, HTFC Planning and Design
Structural Engineer, Crosier Kilgour & Partners
Electrical Engineer, Pro Engineering
Graphic Design, Kevin Gunther CGD
Audio Visual Design, Inland AV, Signex, and Pattern Interactive
Contractor, Westland Construction
Steel Fabricator, Capitol Steel
Canadian Society for Landscape Architects, National Award and Juries Award of Excellence, with HTFC Planning and Design
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Award in Architecture in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario
City of Winnipeg, Access Award Excellence in Universal Design and Accessibility, with HTFC Planning and Design
Beautifully and Artfully Crafted