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Winning warming huts pop up at The Forks

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Five huts were unveiled at The Forks Friday, Jan. 24 as part of the kickoff to Warming Huts: An Art and Architecture Competition on Ice. The new huts will join 12 other huts from previous years. The winning designs required a combination of an art and an architectural component.

  • Asron Hendershott of Raw Design Inc. designers cozies up in one of their three unique and colourful warming huts that will be available for the public to try out along the River Trail soon during the annual Warming Huts: An Art and Architecture Competition on Ice at the Forks.

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    Asron Hendershott of Raw Design Inc. designers cozies up in one of their three unique and colourful warming huts that will be available for the public to try out along the River Trail soon during the annual Warming Huts: An Art and Architecture Competition on Ice at the Forks.

  • In this artist's design rendering, kids try out a warming hut made of pool noodles.

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    In this artist's design rendering, kids try out a warming hut made of pool noodles.

  • The winning warming hut design, Skybox, sits on display at the Forks Friday.

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    The winning warming hut design, Skybox, sits on display at the Forks Friday.

  • An artist's rendering of the University of Manitoba team's Skybox warming hut design.

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    An artist's rendering of the University of Manitoba team's Skybox warming hut design.

  • An artist's rendering of the University of Manitoba team's Skybox warming hut design.

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    An artist's rendering of the University of Manitoba team's Skybox warming hut design.

  • The Voyageur Hut, designed by Etienne Gabourie, sits on display for visitors at The Forks on Friday.

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    The Voyageur Hut, designed by Etienne Gabourie, sits on display for visitors at The Forks on Friday.

  • An artist's rendering of the Voyageur warming hut designed by Etienne Gabourie.

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    An artist's rendering of the Voyageur warming hut designed by Etienne Gabourie.

  • This year's winner of the annual warming huts architecture competition at the Forks was this 'Windshield' design by Kate Busby and Bella Totino.

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    This year's winner of the annual warming huts architecture competition at the Forks was this 'Windshield' design by Kate Busby and Bella Totino.

  • A artist's rendering of the Windshield warming hut design.

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    A artist's rendering of the Windshield warming hut design.

  • An artist's rendering of the 'Red Blanket' warming hut design by Toronto's WorkShop Architecture.
Their design is composed of red, felted wool panels, held in place by a rod at the top and hung in two parallel lines from a bridge. Cold skaters are invited to wrap themselves in these immense blankets, huddle in groups, play and be social.

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    An artist's rendering of the 'Red Blanket' warming hut design by Toronto's WorkShop Architecture. Their design is composed of red, felted wool panels, held in place by a rod at the top and hung in two parallel lines from a bridge. Cold skaters are invited to wrap themselves in these immense blankets, huddle in groups, play and be social.

  • Hut designers Mamie Griffith and Richard Kroeker assemble Kroeker's 2010 winning hut design, Fir Hut, at the Forks on Friday.

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    Hut designers Mamie Griffith and Richard Kroeker assemble Kroeker's 2010 winning hut design, Fir Hut, at the Forks on Friday.

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