Warming Huts Competition 2017

Started in 2009, this competition on Ice has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg’s famous winters.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Pavilion
Country Winnipeg, Canada
RegDeadline 3 October 2016 GoogleCal iCal
3 October 2016 (via Online)
Eligibility All professional designers (or teams of designers) who have a proven portfolio of design work

Started in 2009, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg’s famous winters. 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.
Three teams will be selected as winners of the WARMING HUTS COMPETITION: And Arts + Architecture Competiton on Ice from submissions of designs for a warming hut or art installation. Winning entries will be placed along the Red River Mutual Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A “blind” jury will be selecting 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.

Kevin Loewen, Graham Hogan, Richard Kroeker, Clare MacKay, Sasa Radulovic, Bob Somers, Johanna Hurme, Michael Scatli , Jim August

The budget for the creation and construction of each hut is $16,500 (CAN).
This budget is divided in the following fashion:
- up to $3,500 for the designers' honorarium.
- up to $7,500 (including taxes) for the purchase of materials and/or the employment of consultants necessary for the realization of the project. This budget is managed jointly by The Forks and the designer.
- up to $4,000 for labour costs for the construction of the hut.
- up to $1,500 for Construction Management conducted by The Forks
Up to $1,000 is available for accommodation expenses and up to $ 2,500 is available for airfare. All travel expenses are only applicable to foreign teams.

Entry Fee

Jury of Competition: October 7, 2016
Technical Review: October 10-14, 2016
Winner Announcement: November 4, 2016
Construction Documents Due: November 14, 2016
Construction Period: November 2016-January 27, 2017
Building Blitz (Teams travel to Winnipeg): January 25-27, 2017

Past winners

The Forks

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