Seven winter stations have been erected along Toronto’s beaches adding color and refuge to the shoreline during the winter months. Part of the annual Winter Stations design competition, this year’s theme was “Freeze/Thaw,” which asked participants to respond to “the changing climactic conditions and transitions of the Toronto winter.”
Four professional designs and three student designs were built this year, transforming existing lifeguard stations into vibrant installations. A community fire place was also designed and implemented by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal. The installations will stay open until March 19, 2016. View images of each winter station after the break.
Floating Ropes | MUDO (Elodie Doukhan and Nicolas Mussche). Montreal, Canada
Flow | Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh. Toronto, Canada
In the Belly of a Bear | Caitlind r.c Brown, Wayne Garrett and Lane Shordee. Calgary, Canada
SAUNA | FFLO (Claire Furnley and James Fox), Kent, UK
Aurora Borealis | Laurentian University. Sudbury, Ontario.
Project team: Chris Baziw, Ra'anaa Brown, Trevor D'Orazio, Andrew Harkness, Matthew Hunter, Danielle Kastelein and Terrance Galvin, Director of Architecture, Laurentian University
The Steam Canoe | OCADU. Toronto, Ontario
Project team: Curtis Ho, Jungyun Lee, Monifa Onca Charles, Reila Park, Hamid Shahi, Lambert St‐Cyr, Jaewon Kim, Jason Wong and Mark Tholen, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, OCADU
Lithoform | Ryerson. Toronto, Ontario
Project team: Remi Carreiro, Aris Peci and Vincent Hui, Associate Professor, Ryerson University
Community Beach Fireplace | Douglas Cardinal
Learn more about each of the winning designs, here.