Design for a warming hut or art installation.
Register: OCT/05/2021, Submit: OCT/05/2021, Eligibility: Architects, architecture students, landscape architects, interior designers, artists, industrial designers; individually, (multidisciplinary) teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 3 Winners: 3,500 CAD (Canadian dollar) (approx. 2,830 USD) each
The huts or installations are placed along the River Trail at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). 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.
The Forks Renewal Corporation will provide construction teams, directed by a Project Manager hired by The Forks to construct and fabricate the winning projects. Teams are asked to submit final construction drawings at the beginning of November in order that the construction teams may begin the fabrication process as early as possible. Winning teams will be invited to Winnipeg help complete their projects and install their project on the River Trail.
The budget for the creation and construction of each project is 16,500 CAD. This budget is divided in the following fashion:
- up to 3,500 CAD – the designers’ honorarium
- up to 7,500 CAD (including taxes) – the purchase of materials and/or the employment of consultants necessary for the realization of the project
- up to 4,000 CAD – labor costs for the construction of the project
- up to 1,500 CAD – construction management
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.
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