Ontario residents and wintertime beachgoers from additional afield can now don their gloves, scarves, and most interesting tuques and make a beeline for the shores of Lake Ontario for this 12 months’s Winter Stations exhibition at Woodbine Seashore, simply east of downtown Toronto. Now in its eighth version, the annual worldwide design competitors and non permanent structure exhibition goals to enliven Toronto’s in any other case dormant seashores throughout the frigid winter months by way of the inventive transformation of present, seasonally disused lifeguard stands perched alongside the lakefront.
This 12 months’s six crowd-drawing, chilly climate pavilion designs—three chosen from a whole bunch of submissions worldwide and three being student-helmed designs from Ryerson College, College of Toronto, and College of Guelph—had been unveiled on February 23 and can stay on view at Woodbine Seashore till March 31. One profitable design, Wildlife-guard Chair, debuted at Pier 8 in Hamilton as a part of that metropolis’s Winterfest celebrations. Will probably be relocated to Woodbine Seashore in early March to affix the opposite installations for the rest of the exhibition.
As beforehand detailed by AN, the theme of this 12 months’s competitors was “Resilience” and collaborating designers had been “requested to have fun the flexibility of individuals to face up to and push by way of difficult and unprecedented instances. This 12 months, artists had been requested to not solely replicate on all of the methods individuals have needed to be resilient, however the methods individuals have channeled this resilience, be it by way of communities, actions, assist networks, and extra.”
One profitable station, THE HIVE, has been devoted to the people who lived at YWCA Toronto’s non permanent emergency shelter at Kingston Street and Queen Avenue East throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the exhibition’s organizers, residents and employees of the shelter had been drawn to THE HIVE’s “vibrant colors and the way it represents resilience and hope in constructing group in unprecedented instances.”
Launched in 2015 by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio, Winter Stations took a marked detour for final 12 months’s version with the profitable designs being realized in and round Toronto’s (non-shoreline-adjacent) Distillery District late final spring by way of summer season. Regardless of the pandemic-prompted delay and alter of surroundings, the 2021 iteration proved to be simply as well-liked because the previous cycles staged within the useless of winter.
“With all of the uncertainty over the previous two years, we’re overjoyed that Winter Stations is as soon as once more on the Seashore,” mentioned Winter Stations founder and RAW Design director Roland Rom Colthoff. “It’s nice to have the ability to provide Torontonians a distanced and protected occasion to stay up for this winter.”
The 2022 competitors jury was once more co-chaired by Toronto Metropolis Councillor Brad Bradford and included AN’s personal internet editor, Jonathan Hilburg.
Under is a have a look at every of the six profitable designs now on view (or within the case of Wildlife-guard Chair, quickly to be on view) at Woodbine Seashore. Particular person design statements for every profitable work could be present in our announcement article detailing this 12 months’s profitable pavilions. A full checklist of previous winners could be discovered right here.
Kathleen Dogantzis and Will Cuthbert | Canada
MELT — Cemre Önertürk & Ege Çakır | Turkey
Mickael Minghetti, with the steerage of Andres Jimenez Monge | France and Canada
Evan Fernandes, Kelvin Hoang, Alexandra Winslow, Justin Lieberman, and Ariel Weiss; led by Affiliate Professor Vincent Hui, Ryerson College’s Division of Architectural Science
Christopher Hardy, Tomasz Weinberger, Clement Sung, Jason Wu, Jacob Henriquez, Christopher Legislation, Anthony Mattacchione, George Wang, Maggie MacPhie, and Zoey Chao; led by Affiliate Professor Fiona Lim Tung, College of Toronto John H. Daniels College of Structure, Panorama and Design
Alex Feenstra, Megan Haralovich, Zhengyang Hua, Noah Tran, Haley White, and Connor Winrow; led by Assistant Professor Afshin Ashari, College of Guelph, Faculty of Environmental Design & Rural Improvement