The Forks unveils three winning warming huts
THE Forks kicked off its 10th year of warming huts by unveiling this year’s international competition winners along with invited artists and special projects on Friday at The Forks Market.
This year’s competition received a record 219 submissions from international artists and architecture groups, officials with The Forks said in a release.
The submissions were reviewed by a “blind” jury, meaning jurors had no background information on who submitted the designs or where they were from.
The jury, consisting of experts in both the arts and architecture worlds, chose three winning huts:
• Hoverbox, Simon Kassner and Wilko Hoffmann at NAICE Architecture in Berlin;
• Weathermen, designed by Haemee Han and Jaeyual Lee from Jaemee Studio in Jersey City; and
• Huttie, designed by Jennie O’Keefe and Chris Pancoe from Winnipeg.
The Forks will also host Norwegian ice musician Terje Isungset, who will carve musical instruments out of river ice and perform on them in a specially designed stage structure called Pavilion Sub-Zero.