The public is invited to learn more about the eight art installations selected to take part in this year’s Winter Stations Design Competition.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, the winning design teams will present their concepts at The Duke Live, 1225 Queen St. E. at Leslie Street.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
The temporary art installations featured in Winter Stations were selected by a design jury from hundreds of submissions.
The stations, three of which are from students groups at the University of Waterloo, the University of Toronto, and Humber College, are from international and local artists, designers, architects and landscape architects. They all aim to celebrate Toronto’s winter waterfront landscape and to draw people outside to interact with the cold, icy environment.
The theme of this year’s competition is Catalyst. Those who applied to take part were asked to come up with designs that open up the waterfront landscape and reinvent the space for visitors. Applicants were also urged to view their entries as a catalyst for change and to think about how the materials used to build them can be repurposed or reused in the future.
The winning entries are I See You Ashiyu by Asuka Kono and Rachel Salmela (Toronto, Canada); North by studio PERCH (Montreal, Canada); Collective Memory by Mario Garcia (Barcelona, Spain) and Andrea Govi (Milan, Italy); BuoyBuoyBuoy by Dionisios Vriniotis, Rob Shostak, Dakota Wares-Tani, and Julie Forand (Toronto, Canada); The Beacon by Joao Araujo Sousa and Joanna Correia Silva (Porto, Portugal); Flotsam and Jetsam by University of Waterloo (Ontario); Aurora by Humber College School of Media Studies and IT, School of Applied Technology (Toronto, Ontario); and Midwinter Fire by Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto (Ontario).
The third annual edition of Winter Stations opens to the public on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 20 and runs until Monday, March 27. The exhibit is located on Balmy, Kew, and Scarborough beaches.
Admission is free.
Visit http://winterstations.com for more details.