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    IDC Tour: Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre 

    The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, located at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station, is a hands-on interpretive facility exploring how food is made in Canada. Interactive exhibits lead visitors from the farmer’s wheat field all the way to the kitchen table - covering all aspects of farming practices, food production, handling and transportation, retail sales, and the University’s ongoing research and information about careers in agriculture. The special features of the exhibits are the viewing windows where one can view directly into the research barn to see the stages of development in a typical Manitoba hog barn.

    Architecturally, beyond providing a flexible home for the exhibits developed by Origin Studios, the design concept was to create an engaging and meaningful public welcome point for the overall site. Form and materials are carefully arranged to mirror the sense of utility and purpose of built form seen in many agrarian structures across the prairies. The modern galvanized framing and white corrugated steel siding serve as a backdrop for two references to the past: the wood panels at the main entry are reclaimed fir planks from dismantled grain elevators and the red signage panel both recalls the quintessential prairie barn and matches the surrounding research buildings on the site. Number TEN worked closely with the landscape architect, exhibit designer and the University throughout the process to ensure a continuity of the design themes and finishes that the visitor experiences –- from the landscape to the building outside and in, through to the details of the exhibits.

    Gabe Derksen, M. Arch, MAA, LEEP AP
    Architect, Project Manager, Number TEN Architectural Group

    Gabe graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters degree in Architecture and has been at Number TEN in Winnipeg since 2000. Gabe’s work is focused on Education and Recreation design in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, with a particular interest in 21st century learning environments and interpretive centre design. Number TEN is an integrated practice of architecture, interior design, strategic capital advisory services and planning with offices in Winnipeg, Regina and Victoria. For over 55 years, Number TEN has been a Canadian leader in design innovation and implementation excelling in commercial, hospitality, institutional, education and recreation design.

    LocationBruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre, UofM's Glenlea Research Station, South on Route 75 from Winnipeg, left onto Research Station Road, Winnipeg, MB (Map)
    Date & Time

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Regsitration: 5:15 to 5:30 p.m.
    Tour: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    South on Route 75 from Winnipeg, left onto Research Station Road.

    Attendees to meet at the main entrance.

    Time in 1335407400
    FeesProfessional Members: $40.00
    Provisional Members/Students: $30.00
    Non-members: $60.00
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    ContactSamantha Rajack
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