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Warming Huts Hitting the Ice at The Forks

January 29, 2016 10:39 AM | News

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This year’s winning warming huts are almost ready for their big public debut.

The Warming Huts v.2016: An Art + Architecture Completion on Ice coincides with The Forks’ Haute Hot Warming Hut event taking place tonight.

“We have a diverse group of warming hut winners, with huts being built out of everything from snow, to rebar, to frozen fabric, to steel,” said Paul Jordan, CEO of The Forks Renewal Corporation.

“The huts are a testament of the diversity of the art and architecture community worldwide, and it is great to see this competition bring that design here to Winnipeg.”

Three of the huts were chosen by a blind hut, Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq unveiled her hut on Monday in collaboration with Sputnik Architecture, and students at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Architecture are contributing two huts this year.



The huts are expected to be completely finished by Sunday, and will then be moved down to the Red River Mutual Trail. They join 12 huts from previous years, including: Woolhaus, Hygge House, Smokehouse, Skybox, Fir Hut, Apparition, Under the Covers, Wind Catcher, Red Blanket, Carcass, Windshield, Recycling Words, and The Hole Idea.