WINNIPEG — Six new warming huts will soon be setting up on the river ice near The Forks.
Three of this year’s warming huts were chosen from a large pool of submissions during the International Warming Huts v.2016: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice. The fourth hut was designed by Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq in collaboration with Sputnik Architecture and the remaining two were designed by the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture.
The huts are expected to be done construction by the end of the week and moved to the Red River Mutual Trail soon after. The new huts will join 12 huts from previous years: Woolhaus, Hygge House, Smokehouse, Skybox, Fir Hut, Apparition, Under the Covers, Wind Catcher, Red Blanket, Carcass, Windshield, Recycling Words and the Hole Idea.
“We have a diverse group of warming hut winners, with huts being built out of everything from snow, to rebar, to frozen fabric, to steel,” said Paul Jordan Chief Executive Officer with The Forks Renewal Corp in a news release. “The huts are a testament of the diversity of the art and architecture community worldwide and it is great to see this competition bring that design here to Winnipeg.”
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