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January 28, 2011

Winnipeg Warming Huts 2011


Following on from the success of architect-designed warming huts on the river skating trail last winter, five new warming huts were unveiled at The Forks in Winnipeg this week. They are currently under construction and will be placed on the river next week. The three winning designs, “Under the Covers,” “Ha(y)ven” and “WOODPILE” represent Philadelphia, New York and Tel Aviv respectively. University of Manitoba Architecture students created “Cocoon,” and competed with their peers for the winning spot. The final design titled “Jellyfish” comes from architects John and Patricia Patkau, originally from Winnipeg but based out of Vancouver.