The Prairie Design Awards are presented in cooperation between:

Alberta Association of Architects Saskatchewan Association of Architects Manitoba Associaton of Architects

Award of Merit

Gimli, Manitoba

Category: Small Projects
Architect: Liane Veness, Architect
Owner/Client: Jeff Badger
Design Build Team: Kyle Wines-Munro, Stephen Faust and Liane Veness
Photographer: Jacqueline Young

The Project | Jury Comments

Modestly compact and strikingly spare, Fiskoist responds admirably to the town’s rich Icelandic history. The small addition provides a semi-covered outdoor seating area for 12 and a custom made bar – a unique pedestrian extension from the street – which is sandwiched between two commercial buildings. The project incorporates playful references to the local ice fishing shacks in scale, formal disposition and materiality. Fiskoist is constructed of reclaimed and salvaged timber, primarily spruce and fir beams, which will gracefully weather over time.

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