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Folly Forest

Year of Award: 
2013

Location

Folly Forest Winnipeg, MB
Canada
49° 53' 43.0728" N, 97° 8' 19.9752" W

Folly Forest demonstrates the immense potential of landscape architecture as a spatial and social transformer.  Located in one of Winnipeg’s underprivileged districts Strathcona School is magically transformed by perforating 50 year old asphalt.  It showcases how a simple measure can take ecological and aesthetical effects and turn them into the formative element of design.  Reused materials and their transformation into a new context, is key.  Folly Forest proves that projects do not need to have million dollar budgets or use vast amounts of resources.  “Star shaped fugues” create “free spaces” and become a composed piece of everyday ecology and biodiversity.

 

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