Forks’ Warming Huts Win International Award

A team from New York, NY works on their warming hut called “Rope Pavilion” at The Forks on Thursday, January 26, 2012. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Forks has been recognized for its popular warming huts.

The International Downtown Association handed out the Downtown Merit Award to The Forks at its annual conference in Minneapolis. Warming Huts v. 2012 was among 15 qualified entries in the category of events and programming.

The Warming Huts project is an international architecture competition that showcases winners’ structures along the Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail.

“The Warming Huts competition has exploded into an international phenomenon that none of us could have predicted when it began four years ago,” said Jim August, CEO of the Forks North Portage Partnership. “Winnipeg is a winter city and a river city, the Warming Huts project celebrates both of those facts and Winnipeggers love it.”

Most recently, several of the huts were damaged or destroyed during a fire in a storage area on The Forks’ property.


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