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A design project by Kelvin High School students will soon be sitting next to one of Frank Gehry's latest creations.
Four Kelvin High School students from grades 11 and 12 have designed a warming hut for this year's river skating trail. Their design will be launched this morning at The Forks, near the warming hut by Gehry, the famous designer.
"This is a huge honour for all of us," said John Zonneveld, a graphic-design teacher at Kelvin, who spearheaded the project. "I thought if these famous designers can do it, (we) can do it too."
The high school hut wasn't part of the original competition, but Paul Jordan, chief operating officer at The Forks, said he thought it was a fantastic idea to include the hut among the winners. It was Zonneveld who originally approached The Forks about including their design on the skating trail.
The Forks has indicated there might be enough buzz around the Kelvin warming hut to create an annual high school design competition.
The Kelvin students started working on the hut design six months ago. They ran through many different concepts before coming up with the final circle-shaped construction, which resembles a half-cylinder on its side with windows.
Grade 12 student Charles Brockman created the final design, Zonneveld said. Choosing the design was based on how buildable the construction was and also which design the group of students liked best.
Ace Gervacio, Haoyuan Li and Kristjan Lamont helped Brockman bring the design together, along with Zonneveld.
The challenge was part of Kelvin High's design drafting course.
The launch will take place today at The Forks at 10:30 a.m.
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