Winter Stations 2022 launches competition worldwide

Winter Stations is launching it’s 8th edition of the annual competition, with plans of returning to the beach after a one-year hiatus. The competition is calling on the design community to submit their visions as registration opens for the 2022 competition.

‘Kaleidoscope of the Senses’, by Charlie Sutherland, from Winter Stations 2020. Image courtesy of Winter Stations.

Following the theme of Resilience: the ability to withstand adversity and recover from difficulties, all 2022 installations will be temporarily constructed for six weeks and must be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto’s winter weather.

“To be resilient, one is faced with hardship, confronts it, and pushes to overcome it. Whether on a micro or macro scale, families, livelihoods, cities, and countries have experienced loss and isolation – but also – have been presented with great opportunities for adaptation and growth. This year, we not only reflect on all the ways people have had to be resilient, but the ways people have channeled this resilience, be it through communities, movements, support networks and more.”

‘The Epitonium’, by M. Yengiabad – Shahed M. Yengiabad, Elaheh M. Yengiabad, Alemeh M. Yengiabad and Mojtaba Anoosha, from Winter Stations 2021. Image courtesy of Winter Stations.

Winter Stations 2022 will aim to build out 4-6 lifeguard stations at Woodbine Beach in east Toronto. Installations will be unveiled on Family Day weekend in Canada (February 21, 2022) and will be available for viewing until March 31, 2022.

Important information:
Competition Deadline: November 25, 2022
Winners announced: January 10, 2022
Beach Exhibition: February 21 – March 31, 2021
Opening Night: February 17, 2022
Where: Kew and Woodbine Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The competition is open to all entries around the world. There is no fee to enter. Winning teams will be rewarded $2500. For more information visit: