- Building Type : Other building
- Construction Year : 2011
- Delivery year : 2012
- Address 1 - street : Festival Dr R0E 1J0 BIRDS HILL PARK, Canada
- Climate zone : [Dfb] Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
- Net Floor Area : 650 m2
- Construction/refurbishment cost : 307 500 €
- Cost/m2 : 473.08 €/m2
Primary energy need :
(Calculation method : Other )
It is not so uncommon to come across examples of steel frames that give rise to great reuse operations. It must be said that the steel construction readily evokes a 1:1 scale Meccano game, which invites you to assemble and disassemble various structures. But few projects push this logic as far as in this kitchen project for a music festival in Canada.
The Winnipeg Folk Festival is a 5 day festival that takes place annually. The client entrusted the architects of the Monteyne office with the mission of building a large kitchen that could serve as a gathering point during the festival. The client, sensitive to the principle of leave no trace, wanted a building that could be easily disassembled the day this space would become useless. This intention was combined with the environmental and aesthetic motivations of the architects, who quickly turned to reusable elements.
The designers based themselves on structural elements taken from an abandoned warehouse in Winnipeg and about to be demolished, which they used as a kit of elements to be reassembled freely. The project also incorporates old electric poles, used to support an outdoor portico. The terrace was made with local wood and corrugated metal sheets, which although new, come from a surplus. Everything has been assembled taking into account a future disassembly.
The site presented few unpleasant surprises because, from the sketch phase, the architects designed the project from the materials of which they had noted the exact dimensions. A stability study office checked the suitability of these elements for their new destination and confirmed the validity of the design options.
The end result highlights the patina of the elements while presenting an original variation on the theme of the steel framed warehouse.
See more details about this projecthttps://www.mont-arc.com/projects/display,project/13/winnipeg-folk-festival-kitchen-facility
Monteyne Architecture Works Inc.
Structures calculistWolfrom Engineering Ltd. info[a]wolfromeng.com
Construction companyMilestone Project Management - Garry Humphrys
ManufacturerWOOD ANCHOR info[a]woodanchor.com
Other consultancy agencyKGS Group
- No heating system
- No domestic hot water system
- No cooling system
- Natural ventilation
- No renewable energy systems
Gros œuvre / Structure, maçonnerie, façade
A total of 15 steel framing parts salvaged from three different pre-engineered rigid frame buildings were adapted for reuse at La Cuisine. The structure has been designed in such a way that very few modifications of the steel elements are necessary. Components have been modified and re-welded or bolted together. In addition to an entirely reused steel superstructure, all secondary structural parts, including roof purlins and struts, and metal roofing, are reused materials.
Left unpainted and exposed, the design team wanted the repurposed nature of the steel to be expressed for the occupants and visitors to the site.
Gros œuvre / Structure, maçonnerie, façade
The disused cedar poles of Manitoba Hydro (provincial electric utility) were originally intended for landfill. The posts were inspected for suitability and left to age with their original finish.
Second œuvre / Menuiseries extérieures
Manitoba's local bur oak is a common species of the region's riparian forest. The cold climate and frequent flooding are excellent conditions for a slow-growing, rot-resistant species.
The erosion of the banks, causing instabilities, leads to the deposit of mature trees in the waterways. Naturally felled trees are harvested and transported to landfill. Appropriate trees were selected, ground at an adjacent site and conditioned for use prior to installation.
The festival site is part of Birdshill Provincial Park in Manitoba. The park covers 35.1 square kilometers and features a wide variety of grassland ecosystems such as dry grassland, wet grassland, bog, aspen/oak, and mixed boreal forest, all within of its limits. For its relatively small size, the park is home to over 200 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, and a large number of white-tailed deer. All of this is mixed in with overnight campsites, the festival grounds, and an indoor beach, among other amenities.
The La Cuisine building is a small part of a large-scale redevelopment, which includes an emergency access road, new performance stages, and new water and water infrastructure. The entire project was subject to an environmental assessment which identified, among other things, habitat areas for the Loggerhead Shrike, an endangered bird species. The construction schedule of the affected areas was governed by the mating habits of this animal.
During the festival, the entire site resembles a utopian, shoe-optional pedestrian community teeming with people. As one of the festival's few permanent structures, the Conservatory is the backstage social hub.
In response to its backstage location, the La Cuisine building is preceded by a festival-sized veranda that serves as a welcoming space for visitors and arriving artists, shelter from summer storms and general backstage meeting space. At night, it becomes a lantern that backstage volunteers use to navigate in the dark.
When the buses arrive from the city, the artists and volunteers are disgorged at the veranda. When the gates to the festival open each morning, the day begins with a ceremony for festival-goers to claim a prime spot in front of the main stage. The claims are punctuated by a colorful landscape of polytarps of floor mats and garden chairs that give the settlers rights to the property until the end of the concert on the main stage that evening that day. The tarps are removed each evening, resulting in a newly composed patchwork the next day. The veranda cladding, while providing protection from the elements and permanent color for the La Cuisine building, pays homage to this vibrant tradition.
Water is pumped from an underground well on site. The water is potable without any need for filtration and is used in the kitchen for all cooking and cleaning needs. Wastewater is stored in tanks and removed from the park for proper treatment.
Reuse : same function or different function
- Structural works
- Structural framework
- Raised floors