|Category||Project Competition / Open to Students|
|Type||International, Project, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous|
|RegDeadline||4 November 2016 GoogleCal iCal|
|4 November 2016 (via Online)|
Winter Stations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. This year we are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an addition three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather.
Winter Stations 2017 theme: Catalyst : Converting one form or substance into another. Its the finger that tips the first domino over. Its the flap of butterfly's wing that that sets off a chain of chaotic, unpredictable reactions. The theme for Winter Stations’ third year is Catalyst. In 2017, this seems especially fitting in this time of international political, social and cultural search for a better way forward. This winter, we ask artists and designers to unearth and intervene in such a way as to open up the landscape, as well as the minds of those who come to view and interact with the installations. We ask that proposals seek to disassemble and re-shape our notions of Toronto’s waterfront, with particular attention to the sand and materials strewn across the beach.
Lisa Rochon, M.A. Urban Design Studies; Senior Fellow, Global Cities Institute U of T; Founder, Friends of the Beach Parks
Victor Huynh, Winner, "Flow" Winter Stations 2016
Calvin Fung, Winner, "Flow" Winter Stations 2016
Dragon Maznic, Design Director, Great Gulf
Mark Ryan, Principal/Co-Founder, PUBLIC WORK
Michael Ondaatje, Novelist
Renée Daoust, Founder, Daoust Lestage
The construction budget allows for $10,000 CAD which is to include materials, labour and any/all applicable taxes. A design honorarium of $3,500.00 CAD will be paid to selected proposals as well as up to $1,500 travel bursary for those living anywhere outside of Toronto.
Technical Review: November 14 - 18, 2016
Winners Announced: November 21, 2016
Fabrication: November 21 - February 13, 2017
Gala Event: February 17, 2017
Artwork Installation: February 13 - 18, 2017
Exhibition: February 20 - March 27, 2017
RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, Curio