University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus Masterplan
Size: 279 hectares
Phase 1: 2012, Phase 2: 2013
In an open international design competition, Perkins+Will were awarded 2nd prize for their masterplan vision ‘Endayyang’.
In Anishinaabe, Endaayang is often used to describe “our home,” but its deeper meaning is, “the strands that connect all things in creation”—it’s a concept that underlies every element of this plan. Endaayang is compact, connected, attuned in every way to its context and organised to maximise the creativity of its inhabitants, including those already engaged in the campus and community venues and amenities and those yet to come.
The overarching aim is to establish the University within the larger city as a strong new presence—both inviting and memorable. An open-space network ensures that new residents benefit from an enhanced public realm and that sustainability strategies will be in place as adjacent development is completed. The robust strategy to renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure proposes upgrading of the existing campus, laying a path for a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2020.
The campus will be used as a living lab, applying new infrastructure technologies on research sites and for advancing sustainable systems for exploring clean energy opportunity including sewer heat, energy crops, and biogas to fuel the Bus
Rapid Transit fleet.