UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN [L+U OPTION]
EVLU 4012 STUDIO 5
INSTRUCTOR KAMNI GILL
The purpose of this urban reserve is to educate people about the importance of landscape. The aboriginals used the landscape spiritually and purposefully and it is through this method that this design is inspired from. The woodland corridor which is made up of native plant species of Manitoba is to represent the atmosphere the aboriginals used to traverse through. The Europeans notes that the Manitoba landscape is full of spruce, birch, and aspen trees and that it was these trees that the aboriginals used to build canoes. Canoes were used as a vehicle and often used as a material to trade with the Europeans.
The woodland connects all the programs of this urban reserve, with the school North of Grant Avenue, commercial and mixed use buildings along Kenaston Boulevard and a large event space south of Taylor Avenue. This design strategy is to allow for this urban reserve to be walkable. The woodland corridor has a single path for pedestrians and cyclists. This path will take individuals through the clearings, openings, of the woodland. Each clearing will be responding to the community's needs such as event and park spaces or for the indigenous culture.