Location: Living Prairie Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Type: Outdoor Learning Space and Structure
Year Complete: 2013
Client: City of Winnipeg
Project Team: Wood Anchor – General Contractor
The Living Prairie Museum is a 12-hectare tall grass prairie preserve located within the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home to over 160 species of prairie plants and a great variety of wildlife. The Living Prairie Museum is one of the few remaining fragments of this formerly vast ecosystem that once covered 1,000,000 square kilometres of central North America. Today, less than 1% of Manitoba’s tall grass prairie remains.
In 1975 an interpretive centre was built at the Prairie which contains offices for staff, spaces for education programs and interactive displays. The LPM Annex transforms a portion of the existing adjacent parking lot into a shaded outdoor classroom and gathering space, fire pit, and workshop building for group demonstrations. The addition of the structure and plaza to the Living Prairie Museum provides visitors and the surrounding community with an all-season outdoor venue for festivals, workshops, and picnics at the edge of the tall grass prairie.
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