Submissions are now open for the 2021 Warming Huts: Art + Architecture Competition, inviting all architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design work to participate.
Warming Huts is an open competition, supported by the Manitoba Association of Architects and this year has aim to select three teams for a warming hut or art installation to be placed along the River Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
ABOUT THE SITE
The huts or installations are placed along the River Trail at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In recent times, the site has developed into a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, with over four million visitors annually. In winter, the rivers are also used as an alternate route to access downtown by foot, bike, skates and skis. There are opportunities for curling, hockey and much more. With many access points, the River Trail, is a link between communities in Winnipeg. The River Trail is regularly groomed and monitored for any safety concerns. There will also be extra security at night in an attempt to prevent people from loitering or damaging the huts.
Weather in Winnipeg during the months of January and February can be extremely cold with temperatures reaching below - 30ºC. Teams are encouraged to engage the effects of solar radiation, wind chill, and the constantly shifting landscape of the snow-covered river. The depth of the ice on the Assiniboine and Red River at the end of January can be as deep as 1 meter thick.
➜ Page One (11” x 17” or A3): Project Summary
- A 150-word text describing the concept and presenting the experience offered to the visitors.
- Layout of selected images & drawings describing the project.
➜ Page Two (11” x 17” or A3): Images & drawings
- Four main views or elevations of the hut indicating size and specific indication of materials (entrant is free to choose the scale
- A perspective showing the hut in its entirety
The entries must be sent electronically as PDF files not exceeding 5MB each. Entries must be submitted in English.
Three teams will be selected as winners of the WARMING HUTS COMPETITION: Arts + Architecture Competition on Ice from submissions of designs for a warming hut or art installation. A jury will select the winning designs based on their creativity in use of materials, providing shelter, poetics of assembly and form, integration with the landscape, and ease of construction.
Winners will be announcement on November 12, 2020.
Winning entrants will be notified and requested to develop construction drawings for submission to a technical committee. Design development will involve input from the technical committee to ensure that construction is feasible and within budget.
There is no entry fee to participate!
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
This call for entries is open to all architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design work.
Winning entries will be placed along the River Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Find more: https://www.warminghuts.com/