Rotunda Gallery

Submitted by David Firman

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Client: Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $72,300

Project Team

Artist

David Firman

David Firman Photoworks

Architect

Smith Carter Architects (now Architecture49)

Overview

My approach was to create a wayside sanctuary along the busy path of patients and visitors passing through the hospital. The project is located at the main entrance to the hospital.

Goals

The project had to fit into major renovations occurring in the hospital, most notably the shift of patient circulation from another hospital entrance to a new entrance adjacent to the Rotunda Gallery. As a result, thousands of visitors to the hospital flow through the rotunda on a daily basis.

Process

The rotunda was undergoing major renovations at the same time my gallery project was being finalized, requiring significant collaboration with architects, interior designers and electrical engineers.