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SKYBOX Warming Hut on Display at the WAG

August 8, 2014 8:09 AM | Entertainment


Skybox (HANDOUT)

One of the locally-made warming huts seen at The Forks this past winter is reappearing in another prominent Winnipeg location.

SKYBOX will sit in front of the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Memorial Boulevard, giving the public a chance to engage with the piece of architecture outside of the frigid winter season.

“SKYBOX meshes the transforming weather conditions and the community,” said WAG Director and CEO Dr. Stephen Borys. “It was my favourite warming hut at The Forks this winter and now it is available for everyone to enjoy during the summer months.”

Third-year University of Manitoba students Matt Hagen, Ryan Lewis, and Evan Taylor designed SKYBOX, meant to reflect the prairie sky with the use of reflective materials.

Visitors who take a selfie inside the warming hut and post it on social media using the #SKYBOXWPG, will be entered to win a WAG prize pack. The winner will be drawn September 3.