The intent is to involve citizens in urban potentials of the underused and/or abandoned spaces of Winnipeg. Through a community based ideas competition, people will be encouraged to come up with imaginative solutions for the site. There are no limitations to the ideas, and explorative ideas are encouraged.
By giving the voice to the community, people are able to take ownership and provide their ideas to a platform that emphasizes a shared collective of ideas. The Alexander Docks have become one of these derelict spaces in which the local community has the opportunity to voice their ideas of how it could be better used. Located along the Red River, there is even greater opportunity to link the downtown with access to the river. We’re posing this question to the community - what type of public space would most benefit the site? All proposals will be on display and continue the conversation of how to develop the docks area. Submissions will also be sent to the City of Winnipeg to show just how invested Winnipeggers are in our public spaces. Think big; use your imagination; think about what the space and downtown could really benefit from on the site.
Submissions can be done individually or in teams to come up with a bold new idea or use for the immediate and surrounding site. It is strongly encouraged that the final submission address one of the seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter) and accessibility to the river. Using the downloadable submission board, draw, paint, collage, render, write, use any medium you’d like to clearly interpret your idea.
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