Interwoven, International Peace Garden (IPG)
In the spring of 2016, GPPA responded to an invitation from the IPG to participate in an international design competition to replace the existing Peace Towers with a new monument. Among all of the submission made by other architectural firms in Canada and The United States of America, the GPPA submission, entitled Interwoven was selected as the unanimous choice of the selection committee. Standing 178 feet or 54 meters tall, this steel and glass structure is not only inspired by the First Nation/Indian and Metis of the region, but pays homage to the longstanding peaceful relationship shared by the our 2 neighbouring countries. Located at the IPG (Boissevain/Dunseith area), and on the line of the Canadian/US border, it celebrates the world’s longest unguarded border, while recognizing the interweaving of the 2 countries that is necessary to promote mutual respect, harmony and understanding.
Client: International Peace Garden
Associate signers/architects: ft3 architecture landscape interior design, WERK | Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture