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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • Cool Gardens installation, COOL by MVRDV. Photo by Jacqueline Young.
  • Cool Gardens installation, COOL by MVRDV. Photo by Jacqueline Young.


Architecture Design Nature & outdoors Sculpture & installation Visual arts
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East of The Forks Parkade

Winnipeg, MB



Offered in English.


Stay COOL in the shade! Clouds are the most natural and emblematic phenomenon of creating shade on the earth’s surface. Cool is a 30-foot-tall cocktail stir stick, with a cloud at the top, creating shade for passers-by. This cloud is strategically positioned, astronomically, to be a solar sundial. The cast shadow is just enough for a seat or two; sit down at your favorite hour of the day and enjoy COOL.

COOL is designed by invited artist MVRDV from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Presented by StorefrontMB and The Forks, Cool Gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that celebrate the interface between nature, art, architecture, urbanism and design.


Storefront Manitoba

Storefront Manitoba is dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of architecture, design and the built environment. Storefront promotes critical discussion, exploration and celebration of urbanism and design culture. It offers an accessible wide range of programming to the broader community, while also working to support discussion and cross-pollination within the design community itself.


David Penner

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