Purpose and Vision

A thriving, connected community where a conversation at a small café gives life to the next big idea. A walkable, truly urban neighbourhood where a culture of learning and discovery powers the innovation that turns a campus into a destination.

Visionary (re)Generation is an open call to re-imagine the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus. It’s a global invitation to bridge the University’s highest strengths with the best in forward-thinking, sustainable urban design from around the world.

The Visionary (re)Generation Open International Design Competition is a challenge to the world’s most innovative landscape architects, architects and planners to rethink the campus and create a bold new blueprint that will secure a strong future for the U of M.

Visionary (re)Generation will transform the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus into a sustainable, people-centred hub where campus meets city; a 24/7 urban village where daily life is energized and enriched by vibrant local businesses and great public spaces –– always just steps away. For those who call it home, the re-imagined Fort Garry campus will be a welcoming, inclusive community where residents of all ages enjoy the best of city life while being just moments away from the classroom. For those who visit, the campus will be a magnet for all who find inspiration in bustling streets animated with colourful boutiques, human-scaled architecture, vibrant culture and local art.

Visionary (re)Generation offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform a university, but also a unique opportunity to set the standard for the way great campuses are built. Just as this open international design competition will unite the city with the campus, it will also unite some of the world’s most accomplished urban thinkers with the local voices most closely connected to the community’s existing strengths, needs and visions for the future.