Health Care

Design that is bird friendly 

Graphics used honors patients and keep birds alive

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Project Details

Winnipeg, MB


Vision Glass



Type of Glass

Graphics,Bird-Friendly Glass

The Story

Canadian firm Parkin Architects partnered with Architecture49 to design a building that expresses the concepts of coherence, connectedness, and restoration. All areas of the hospital are respectful of women and their needs, and particularly the aboriginal women who will be the prime users. The complete design narrative is rooted in the wildflowers of Manitoba. They have been integrated as art and landmark elements throughout the interior of the building, as well as reflected through the incorporation of images of the urban elm canopy on the building's exterior.

Creating the mural on the building’s facade took planning and precision during production. Each panel was designated a specific elevation, with a very particular pattern to be applied. When all of the pieces were lined up and installed the glass portrays a seamless vision. Goldray was chosen to apply the graphics directly onto glass in much the same way that an inkjet printer prints onto paper. This solution allows the designer to create multi-color or photographic quality images for either monolithic or laminated installations.

Our Team


Parkin Architects and Architecture49


Ferguson Glass

Sales Rep

Goldray Glass

Winnipeg hosptal tree

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