The 2019 winner: Bianca Dahlman
University of Manitoba
Bianca is being recognized for her heartfelt, compassionate design of The Weave Cultural Centre - a space where the community of Shoal Lake 40 can reconnect with and celebrate their history in a modern, multi-purpose space that embraces culture and green building design. Bianca’s project enables knowledge sharing across generations, communities, and cultures. Her research included experiencing the Anishinaabe culture first hand by participating in community activities and improving the building envelope, establishing a connection to the surrounding boreal landscape and adding floor to ceiling glazing on exterior walls for natural lighting which all add up to an inspiring project that is certainly viable and beautiful. A new architectural design course has been created for students to design a space inspired by Weave. The design proposals arising out of the course will then aid the community of Shoal Lake 40 in procuring funding for future community projects.
Winner, Bianca Dahlman (left) with Darryl Neate (right),
Director of Sustainability, Oxford Properties Group.
View this video that details Bianca’s project idea: