Montreal designer wins competition to redevelop Winnipeg’s old Public Safety Building area

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Winnipeg’s CentreVenture Development Corporation says that Daoust Lestage of Montreal has won a design competition to redevelop an area of Winnipeg including the city’s former Public Safety Building, called “New Market Square”.

“The jury was impressed by the high quality of all the five submissions and was so grateful for the effort and thoughtfulness applied,” said architect Dudley Thompson, the design competition’s professional advisor.

“The winning design best responded to the competition program and presented the most successful concept to achieve a wonderful new destination in downtown Winnipeg.”

The competition sought solicit design concepts for new affordable housing, a public market, and plazas on the southern parcel of the Market Lands site, integrated into the surrounding Exchange District.

CentreVenture says five teams were short-listed of the 23 who submitted their designs, which were judged by a jury of architects and business professionals.

Construction of the project is expected to begin sometime in 2020.

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