Barkman Concrete Competition 2013-2014
Concrete is known as grey. But concrete has amazing properties! Every year Barkman Concrete Ltd. honours pre-cast design proposals of students that challenge and celebrate the material. The barkman concrete design competition is unique among faculty-wide design
competitions since it promotes communication between industry, educators and students. The call for entries aims at establishing prizes (total money of $3000) generously donated by Barkman Concrete Ltd. as part of their Scholarship Fund for students in the Faculty / Department of Landscape Architecture.

How to combine running water with dancing fire? The task of the competition is the presentation of a design for a pre-cast water / fire feature which could be applied for residential or commercial purposes.
The unit
• could be manufactured from GFRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete) or wet cast.
• needs to be a combination of both fire (wood or gas) and water.
• needs to be self-contained and the water “bowl” needs to be refillable and not have to be
  hooked up to a source.
• needs to be built in such a way that it can be taken into a back yard.
• needs to be functional and aesthetically pleasing.


1st Prize: HallowHalo (Bhumjun Cho & Wei Zou)
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2nd Prize: Grossamer (Corey Doucette & Kalika Hoogstraten)
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3rd Prize: ElementalDuality (Samantha Brodick & Jane Hilder)
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4th Prize: StateraFons (Julietta Cohen & Heber Garcia)
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Competition Coordinator:
Prof. Anna Thurmayr, Department of Landscape Architecture

Jury was composed of members of Barkman Concrete Ltd. and the Faculty of Architecture:

Alan Barkman,
President, CEO, Barkman Concrete Ltd.

Adrian Price,
Director of Sales, Barkman Concrete Ltd.

Wayne Wiebe,
Winnipeg Sales Manager, Barkman Concrete Ltd.

Garry Funk,
Research and Development Manager, Barkman Concrete Ltd.

Wayne Patram,
Product Development Manager, Barkman Concrete Ltd.

Jason Krahn,
Marketing Supervisor, Barkman Concrete Ltd.

Prof. Anna Thurmayr,
Department of Landscape Architecture

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