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The Cube Stage and Old Market Square

[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 180px 0px 45px; ” visibility=”” bg_image=”https://exchangedistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/tours2-bg.jpg” bg_color=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%); “]The Cube Stage and Old Market Square[/x_custom_headline][cs_text id=”” class=”large-text-white” style=”” text_align=”left-text”]Old Market Square is an urban park set in the heart of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” bg_color=”rgb(19, 83, 113)” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”true” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”background-cube” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″] [/cs_column][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 30px 80px 30px 30px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″][cs_text id=”” class=”large-text-bottom-white” style=”” text_align=””]During the summer months, it transforms into a cultural hub for the entire city.

Old Market Square is undeniably  significant to the health and vitality of the Exchange District.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]During its redevelopment in 2012, Old Market Square became home to a brand new state-of-the-art open-air performance stage known as “the Cube”. Set against the backdrop of historic warehouses, the award-winning Cube is an interactive art fixture which acts as a concert venue or sculptural object.[/cs_text][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]The Cube and Old Market Square play host to Winnipeg’s most popular festivals including the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, the Soca Reggae Festival and the Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition (MEME) Festival.[/cs_text][/cs_column][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/2″][x_image type=”none” src=”https://exchangedistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/architecture.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][x_line style=”border-top-width: 1px; “][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_image type=”none” src=”https://exchangedistrict.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/party-cube.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”2/3″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=”left-text”]5468796 Architecture in Winnipeg designed the Cube. The membrane is composed of 20,000 identical hollow aluminum pieces strung together on aircraft cables.

The orientation of the pieces alternates, forming a malleable and shimmering curtain that can stand like a wall, be pulled in to reveal the performance space, or function as a light-refracting surface.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]