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
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Please vote for your favourite design! The winner will be announced at the beginning of March on the website and social media.
We would also appreciate 2 minutes of your time to complete the survey bellow. This information will help us improve on future activations. Thank you in advance for your participation. The survey is open until February 26, 2023.