Design Team: David Penner Architect

Location: Princess & 9th, Future Home of the Brandon University Downtown Campus

Snow defines the Prairies as much as the fields or skies. For half the year, snow is our landscape - not merely coating it, but constituting it. We engage in an endless negotiation with this terrain, struggling to restrain or re-shape it. A little mountain is created on the prairies, transforming our topography into a moment of Manitoba mystery. Little Mountain is formed from snow and sliced to create a gorge to wander and wonder through. The pathway carves its way through the snow mound, creating an interior passage which provokes curiosity and draws onlookers within. Interior walls will provide an icy canvas for collaborative community paintings preserved behind a think layer of ice, creating a dazzling display waiting to be discovered.