Warming Huts v.2017
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Started in 2009, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been melding world-class design with Winnipeg’s winter wonderland. The competition has seen entries from across the globe and caught the attention of international architecture publications and awards, as well as admiration from newspapers such as the New York Times.

Warming Huts is an open competition, supported by the Manitoba Association of Architects. Proposals for the competition are submitted online at www.warminghuts.com. Once entries are submitted, a blind jury selects designs that best “push the envelope of design, craft and art.”

Nearing the end of January, competition winners travel to Winnipeg to begin construction on their warming hut. The weeklong building blitz gives designers a chance to watch their vision come to life while allowing the public to watch them
at work.

Warming huts are then brought out to the Red River Mutual Trail for visitors to skate to, interact with, and enjoy. Warming huts will remain out until the end of the skating season.

Greetings from Bubble Beach
Team 888: site design group, ltd. (site) and SMP Group Design Associates, LLC, from Chicago, Illinois

Ice Lantern
Lisa Tondino, Alexandra Bolen, Mathew Rodrigues & Drew Klassen, from Nova Scotia, Canada.

Open Border
Joyce de Grauw & Paul van den Berg, from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Stack House
Stackhouse is the invited submission from world-renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor, famous for such art pieces as Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millenium Park.

Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba


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Thursday, January 26, 2017
12PM | Centre Space
John A. Russell Building
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba