2017-2018 Barkman Design Competition
Deadline: Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 1pm

About the competition
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.

The Barkman Concrete design competition is open to any student enrolled in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba (in the 2017 -2018 academic year) and is a required assignment for students in EVLU 4002. Team entries are welcome. Only one design per team or person is allowed.

Contest Task
The task is to design and to detail a barrier curb for a public space utilizing concrete. Barkman Concrete Ltd. is expecting compelling ideas for moveable objects or concrete sculptures that temporary block vehicular traffic and secure pedestrian movement, but also serve the public in an aesthetically pleasing way!

The unit(s)
• needs to be a wet-cast or dry-cast product(s).
• needs to fulfill the requirements of blocking traffic in a public space.
• needs to be built in such a way that it can be transported by a truck (Weight up to 3,000 lbs, Length up to 15’18”, width up to 8’, Height up to 9’).
• needs to be functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The winning design will be chosen based on the plausibility and creativity in how to shape, colour and texture a barrier curb in an intriguing, makeable and affordable way. Special attention will be placed on the lifting options.

Submission Instructions
Students are to submit scale drawings (plan, section and elevation) and a physical model (scale 1:10) of their proposed unit(s). Explanations of the anticipated fabrication method and how the units can be moved are to be included. Layout: design board, 24 x 36 inch surface area Submission form: 2 hardcopies and 1 pdf-file

Explanation of Project, Rm 214 JAR 11:00am Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Review of draft, L+U4 Studio Space 9am - 11:45am Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Submission at the Partners Program Office, JAR 1pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Adjudication Friday, December 8, 2017

A jury of Barkman Concrete representatives will undertake the adjudication on December 8th.

Notes As in previous years: “Submissions will remain the ‘intellectual property’ of the student. Barkman Concrete will retain the duplicate copy of submissions for their records and will enter into a compensation agreement with the designer(s) before commencing any commercial production on the basis of their design”.

For further information please contact Professor Anna Thurmayr Anna.Thurmayr@umanitoba.ca