Manitoba Centennial Centre Master Plan

Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Client
Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation

Date
2016 to ongoing

Overview

Located in the heart of Winnipeg’s East Exchange District, a National Historic Site, the Manitoba Centennial Centre (MCC) is home to some of the province’s most beloved cultural landmarks and performance groups. SvN, together with PSAstudio, are leading the Manitoba Centennial Centre Master Plan to redevelop the Centennial Centre based on the future needs of the arts and cultural community.

The Centennial Concert Hall features some of the most significant cultural attractions in Manitoba, thriving as the performance venue for the country’s first professional ballet company, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the Manitoba Opera. The MCC also includes the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Artspace, the Manitoba Production Centre, and the Warehouse Theatre, defining a dynamic cultural hub. Attracting 950,000 patrons each year, the MCC facilities have played host to thousands of world-renowned artists and groups, and showcased hundreds of luminaries, festivals, and important community occasions.

SvN and PSAstudio are working with a collaborative planning consortium assembled by the Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation Development Committee and Board of Directors. Together, they will design and estimate the cost of refurbishing existing facilities, recommend new infrastructure and support the linkages within the Exchange.

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Expertise

We prepare comprehensive plans for new communities ranging from high-density urban infill projects in areas subject to intensification, through to responsible greenfield development. Starting with an assessment of the local environment, we develop plans and designs that build on the history of the site, while identifying opportunities for sustainable growth.
We help institutions fulfill their cultural mandate, and remain closely connected within their community, during periods of economic and social change. We take a comprehensive approach to the design, restoration and funding of public buildings and spaces, facilitating cultural partnerships and making efficient and productive use of space and resources.