​From July to December 2018, CentreVenture conducted an international design competition to choose a design team and architectural concept for the southern parcel of the Market Lands site. Twenty-three applications from around the world were submitted, five teams were shortlisted and the winner was selected by interdisclinary jury of designers and community representatives. 

​​Daoust Lestage of Montreal and their 'new market square' was selected the winner. They will work with CentreVenture and community parners through 2019 to finalize the design for construction to commence sometime in 2020.

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Saucier+Perrotte Architectes & Gustafson Guthrie Nichol 

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1x1 Architecture Inc. & dRMM & LDA Design

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Annitta Stenning
President & CEO
CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
Angela Mathieson
President & CEO
CentreVenture Development Corporation
Bruce Kuwabara
Architect and Founding Partner
KPMB Architects Inc., Toronto
Dudley Thompson
Market Lands Design Competition
​Professional Advisor
Eladia Smoke
Architect and Owner
​Smoke Architecture Inc., Hamilton
John Kiernan
Director Planning, Property & ​Development Department, City of Winnipeg
Zephyra Vun
Executive Director
​Design Quarter Winnipeg
Alan Tate
Head, Department of Landscape
Architecture​, University of Manitoba

    The design competition focuses on the 0.8 Acre (0.32Ha) Southern Parcel of the Market Lands.​  The five short-listed teams are asked to submit conceptual designs for a 100 unit affordable housing complex with a main floor cultural hub, a public market building, and integrated public realm and plaza space.  The following documents provide the more detailed instructions given to the five short-listed teams.