Call for Submissions: Winter Stations 2023 Competition

Winter Stations is launching the 9th edition of its annual competition. The outdoor event will follow the theme of Radiance, calling local and international designers to celebrate their growth, inner strength, and freedom in defining what Radiance means to them.

S’winter Station by Evan Fernandes, Kelvin Hoang, Alexandra Winslow, Justin Lieberman & Ariel Weiss, Lead by Associate Professor Vincent Hui, Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science.
Photo credit: James Bombales

“We are thrilled to be back for another year, showcasing artists around the world here in Toronto. We hope this year’s theme brings some energized and powerful ideas to the beach,” says Raw Design, Architect Dakota Wares-Tani.

Registrations are now open for the 2023 competition with the deadline for submissions on November 25, 2022 at 11:59pm EST and winners to be announced early January.

As with other years, all 2023 installations will be temporarily constructed for six weeks and must be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto’s winter weather. Installations will be unveiled on Family Day Weekend in Canada (February 20, 2023) and will be available for viewing until March 31, 2023.

The competition is open to all entries around the world, and there is no fee to enter. The winning teams will be rewarded $2000 (CAD).

“As Winter Stations moves forward this year, we ask designers to conceptualize their station to be experienced up close and from afar, in-person and virtually, as we continue to acknowledge the potential for in-person and travel restrictions,” says the organizers. “Furthermore, given unforeseen circumstances regarding our installation sites, stations should be designed structurally independent of the lifeguard stands and be suitable for both a sandy beach environment and a flat urban surface.”

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