Ecobuage (Controlled Burn) is a public art project at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg that includes sculpture, public fire pits, seating and native prairie planting. It was designed as a collaboration between Plain Projects and UrbanInk and built by VUTA.
POP in the alley
On Friday August 15, 2014, ten groups of creative people mounted installations in the alleys of Winnipeg’s West Exchange District as part of Urban Idea’s Creative Placemaking Challenge. Charged with reinventing an alley for one day, each group provided passers-by with the opportunity to look at space differently, to engage in a wide variety of activities, and to experience first-hand how embedding creativity and the arts into our neighbourhoods can be transformational for cities.
Plain Projects' installation 'POP' filled the alley with bubbles and engaged hundreds of people in the act of play throughout the day.
Assiniboine Forest Wayfinding
Working with the City of Winnipeg Naturalist Services Branch and the Charleswood Rotary Club, Plain Projects developed new wayfinding signage, a low-impact trail marking system, and an interpretive masterplan for the Assiniboine Forest.
Hygge House is a collaboration between Pike Projects, UrbanInk, and Plain Projects. It was a winning entry in the Warming Huts International Design Competition v.2013.
The annex is a outdoor education shelter, workshop and community gathering area at the Living Prairie Museum in Winnipeg.
Riverview School Outdoor Learning Space
Plain Projects is currently working with École Riverview School Parent Advisory Council (ERSPAC), teachers, students, and administration to develop a new Outdoor Learning Space that is low maintenance, provides curriculum based learning opportunities, and incorporates Aboriginal teaching elements. The proposed design includes gathering areas, seating, a water cistern and native planting. The site is on the north side of the gym adjacent to Maplewood Avenue and includes the area bounded by the building, fence and existing gravel pathway.
The Lookout is a toboggan slide tower, warm-up structure, and picnic shelter at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg.
Table for 1200 was an event organised by Storefront Manitoba and 5468796 Architecture on May 31st, 2014. Plain Projects participated as table captains and were responsible for designing one segment of the table for 1200 people. #factsandfigures won second place in the table design competition.