A successful first edition of the international competition to re-animate to Toronto's frozen beaches
It’s no secret that Canadian winters are glacial, but life continues under layers of wool and fleece. However, Toronto’s city beaches become a desolate wasteland in winter’s icy grasp winter. In an attempt to breathe life into the beach-turned-frozen-tundra, Toronto’s international Winter Stations design competition was born.
A joint creation of RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio, this year marks the competition’s first edition. The competition drew proposals from 36 countries for a total of 196 submissions. Of the numerous entries, five finalists were declared and five lifeguard stations were transformed into interactive installations to draw the city’s population to the shore. The designs were constructed mid-February and will remain on display until March 20th, 2015.