The CommerceDesignWinnipeg contest rewards Winnipeg merchants for the exceptional quality of the interior and exterior design of their business and highlights the talents of designers. Every year it will honour merchants who have called upon practicing designers in architecture, landscape architecture and/or interior design to help them design or renovate their business premises.
This communications operation will have a direct impact on both the winning businesses and the design professionals who worked on them. First started in Montreal, Commerce Design competitions have now been run in cities across the world including Luxembourg, Marseilles, and New York. Businesses have reported improved visibility in their neighbourhood, an enhanced sense of pride on the part of their employees, and new customers. The designers of the Winnipeg businesses also enjoy greater visibility.
A prestigious but very accessible contest, CommerceDesignWinnipeg will generate tremendous spinoff for the contest winners and will be renown for the quality of its picks—it will owe much of its vitality and prestige to the originality and diversity of the projects it promotes.