2022 Warming Huts - Arts + Architecture competition on ice
Конкурс Warming Huts по традиции предлагает дизайнерам со всего мира представить свои идеи «бытовок» для ледового катка в Виннипеге. Это должно быть небольшое временное сооружение, где посетители катка смогут согреться и отдохнуть. На конкурс принимаются также идеи по созданию арт-инсталляций. Три лучших проекта будут реализованы. Общий бюджет каждой постройки, включая гонорар авторов, – 16 500 канадских долларов.
The huts or installations are placed along the River Trail at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba (www.theforks.com). The Forks is located in downtown Winnipeg, at the junction of the Red River and the Assiniboine River. The intersection of the two rivers historically has made the area a popular meeting place for over 6,000 years. 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 – 30C. 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.