​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CentreVenture Development Corporation is pleased to launch an open, international design competition for 0.8 Acres (0.32Ha) in downtown Winnipeg, at the Market Lands.

The competition is for the conceptual design of a 100 unit affordable housing complex, a 650 sm public market building and a 1600 sm plaza. This will be a two-phase competition.  Through Phase 1 Request for Qualifications (RFP) up to five (5) design teams will be shortlisted to proceed to Phase 2 Request for Proposals (RFP). One member of each team is required to be formally registered as a member in good standing in one of the Provincial Architectural Associations in Canada. 

The winning submission to the RFP will receive a CAD$100,000 competition prize, with additional funds available to the completion of the schematic design stage and an opportunity to enter into a formal contract for the full architectural design, subject to final planning and project approvals. The other four shortlisted proponents will receive an honorarium of CAD$15,000 each.

The deadline for RFQ submissions is September 14, 2018.  Register below to receive the complete Competiton Documents.


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

    Register to receive the complete Competition Documents.
    Part 2​. Legal and Other Matters
    Part 3. Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
    Part 4. Request for Proposals (RFP)
    Part 5. Design Program
    By registering you will receive an email with a link to the complete Competition Documents and instructions to participate.  You will also receive any email updates on the competition process. You can unsubscribe at any time.