Thank you to the 2022-2023 winning teams Illumine and Chinook-ery, for dreaming up activations that encouraged social connections in the downtown during the winter months. A special shout-out to the People’s Choice Award Winner, Chinnok’ery!
Winter City Design Competition
Innovative winter design is needed for great public spaces to thrive in the colder months of the year. Winnipeg has its warming huts, Germany has its Christmas Markets. What interventions and activations could fit like a glove in Calgary’s climate and culture?
Calgary’s Winter City Design Competition will explore this question. The City is inviting designers, artists and students to imagine the possibilities for winter city design in our downtown. We want people to explore and push beyond the boundaries of what public spaces in Calgary can be during the winter season. We want people to explore and push beyond the boundaries of what public spaces in Calgary can be during the winter season.
From February 1 - 26, 2023 come and enjoy and interact with the following designs:
Inspired by our landscape, Chinook-ery aims to enhance an outdoor space with modular wood structures mimicking the mountains and foothills inspired by our Western Canadian landscape.
- Giovanni Carano
- Vince Ellis
- Kayla Royce
- Marcia Eng
- Jenn Comrie
- David Kowel
- Leighton Ginther
- Jon van Heyst
- Kim Crews
Barb Scott Park (12 Avenue SW and 9 Street SW)
Three glowing frames, each containing movable and interactive elements, focused on public interactions and constant creation.
- Paul Miller
- Miles Abesdris
Stephen Avenue and 1 Street SW