Sun, kaleidoscope and noodle installations win Winter Stations 2020

We wanted this year's theme to look beyond the five senses to bring interactive art to the water's edge. Winter Stations has always been about bringing joy, warmth and conversation to the long, cold Canadian winter landscape.
– Roland Rom Colthoff

Installations inspired by the sun, a kaleidoscope and noodles have won Toronto's sixth annual Winter Stations design competition, via which the city's lifeguard stations are transformed into thought-provoking pieces of pop-up art.

Winter Stations was conceived by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio as a way to encourage Toronto residents and visitors to visit the city's beaches during the winter, to experience artworks and to make new connections with each other.

This year's theme, 'Beyond the Five Senses', asked designers "to explore how our senses interact and overlap to provide us with a picture of our environment and how we interact with it, demonstrating our subjective relationship to reality or displaying a distorted one."

Three winning designs were chosen from 273 submissions from around the world.

Mirage, by Cristina Vega and Pablo Losa Fontangordo, is a model that appears to be either a red setting sun or a bright rising sun depending on where the viewer is positioned as a result of the model's structure.

Kaleidoscope of the Senses, by SUHUHA's Charlie Sutherland, re-purposes an existing lifeguard chair to create a composition that creates clanking metal sounds in the wind, draws up the aromas of oils from the sand and provides a place to sit and view the surroundings.

And Noodle Feed, by iheartblob, mixes colourful, noodle-like forms to attract attention, materials with contrasting textures that can be rearranged and an augmented reality app that lets visitors leave digital traces of their time at the installation.

A local college has also designed an installation made up of stacked wooden rectangular prisms around a giant steel drum to form a large wind-chime.

Winter Stations co-founder Roland Rom Colthoff, of RAW Design, said: "We wanted this year's theme to look beyond the five senses to bring interactive art to the water's edge. Winter Stations has always been about bringing joy, warmth and conversation to the long, cold Canadian winter landscape."

The installations will be brought to life at Toronto's east beaches from 17 February 2020.

Winter Stations  Toronto 
Related stories

Upended forest, water bottle whale and Japanese foot spa feature as Winter Stations open in Toronto

Japanese hot spring makes the grade in design competition

Toronto tackles winter blues with 8 thought-provoking beach installations

Beach art competition: Winter Station winners go on display in Toronto

Translucent lakeside sauna wins Toronto design competition

Installations inspired by the sun, a kaleidoscope and noodles have won Toronto's sixth annual Winter Stations design competition, via which the city's lifeguard stations are transformed into thought-provoking pieces of pop-up art. Winter Stations was conceived by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio as a way to encourage Toronto residents and visitors to visit the city's beaches during the winter, to experience artworks and to make new connections with
CLD,AAC,DES
Noodle Feed, by iheartblob / Winter Stations
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7558     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7558     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Blu Spas, Inc.
Blu is a full-service firm offering consulting, advisory and operating solutions.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
Last word: Tina Norden
Tina Norden
"We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional"

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian

Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993
"I believe gardens are where the soul rests"

With a focus on desert landscapes and collaborations with Zaha Hadid and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes has a deep belief in the power of nature

The Ryan Fieldhouse and Water Athletics Center, Evanston
"Most clients are very focused on how buildings are used and experienced as the primary design driver"

The MD of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the CEO of PerkinsWill tell us why their merger will help create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Interview: Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
"We need to stop the destruction of our world through predatory practices. We need to think of the future"

The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings

Landscape design: Back to nature
Alan Metcalfe
"When people are a bit scared, they gather together"

Featuring a vibrating glass platform and one of the US’s longest tree canopy walks, Whiting Forest has been designed to bring visitors closer to nature and to one another

The Macallan Distillery has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize
Stephen Barrett (left) 
and John McElgunn (right) were both made partners at RSHP in 2016
"Leisure space – public space – is at the very root of democracy, and architecture is about democracy"

As RSHP completes its latest cultural project, we speak to two of its partners about why Richard Rogers isn’t leaving his succession to chance

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, US
José Almiñana
"We are committed to designing evocative landscapes informed by the best environmental science"

The Andropogon principal on pushing the boundaries of landscape design for the benefit of humans and nature

Manuelle Gautrand
"The cities where you have good cultural buildings and facilities – it’s a way for people to mix, to share the city in a much deeper way"

The French architect and winner of the 2017 European Prize for Architecture tells us why she is determined to surprise

cladkit product news
Metalline transforms London hotel with bespoke aluminium fins
The aluminium fins will form the façade of the upcoming Minories Hotel in Aldgate, London
Lauren Heath-Jones
Metalline, an architectural metalwork specialist based in the UK, has created a range of bespoke 3D twisted metal fins for ...
GT3 Architects: Placing people at the heart of our projects
In 2019 GT3 Architects were recognised with the ‘Best Leisure Architecture UK’ award at the International Property Awards
Tim Nash
GT3 Architects is a vibrant and creative practice that delivers projects across the UK and internationally from studios in Newcastle ...
Barr + Wray to launch space saving hammam concept
Light shines through a striking central chandelier to create a feeling of movement
Katie Barnes
Smaller footprint. Maximum theatre. Those are the two main features of a new hammam concept being developed by wet spa ...
cladkit product news
1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
Rainbow Design worked closely with KSS Architects to ensure the furniture matched the design vision
Lauren Heath-Jones
KSS Architects has partnered with Rainbow Design, a London-based furniture supplier, to create the 1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium, ...
Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair
Megan Whitby
Allaperto, the lounge collection spawned by the partnership between design studios, Matteo Thun, Ethimo and Antonio Rodriguez, has been expanded ...
Daniel Svahn creates furniture collection using repurposed table tops
The Goodies But Oldies collection features three pieces made from repurposed MDF table tops
Lauren Heath-Jones
Daniel Svahn, a Stockholm-based furniture designer, has created a new range of sustainable furnishings, made from recycled MDF tabletops. Svahn, ...
cladkit product news
Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker
Hospitality veteran and Ritz Carlton co-founder, Horst Schulze, who brings more than 65 years’ experience to the table, has been announced as a keynote
Megan Whitby
Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as ...
Tom Dixon collaborates with Prolicht to launch CODE lighting range
The product has three LED light sources: Dot, Dash and Grid
Megan Whitby
British designer, Tom Dixon, and Austrian architectural lighting specialists, Prolicht, have collaborated to unveil a new lighting range. Called CODE, ...
Painting with Light pushes boundaries to create unforgettable visual concepts
The team combines lighting, video, sound and special effects, with scenic and architectural elements, to create unforgettable visual experiences
Megan Whitby
Belgium-based light and video design studio, Painting with Light, will translate the story of your location into a visual experience, ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates