Monday 30, September 2019.


Winnipeg, Manitoba.



WARMING HUTS: And Arts + Architecture Competition on Ice 

Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice, an art and Architecture Competition now is opened for entries for 2020 inviting all allarchitects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design to participate.

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Three teams will be selected as winners of the WARMING HUTS: And Arts + Architecture Competiton “ on Ice from submissions of designs for a warming hut or art installation. Winning entries will be placed along the Red River Mutual Trail located on the Assiniboine and Red rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Started in 2009, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg’s famous winters. The competition has seen entries from across the globe and caught the attention of international architecture publications and awards, as well as admiration from newspapers such as the New York Times.

Warming Huts is an open competition, supported by the Manitoba Association of Architects. Proposals for the competition are submitted online at Once entries are submitted, a blind jury selects designs that best “push the envelope of design, craft and art.”

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Architecture.
  • Design.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  •  5, October 2019 – Jury of Competition.
  • 7-25 October 2019 – Technical Review.
  • Early November, 2019 – Winner Announcement.
  • 15, November 2019 – Construction Documents Due.
  • November 201923, January 2020 – Construction Period.
  • 22-26, January 2020 – Building Blitz (Teams travel to Winnipeg).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This call for entries is open to all architects, students of architecture, landscape architects, interior designers, artists and industrial designers who have a proven portfolio of design work.
  • It is the intention of this competition to foster and encourage the formation of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Your registration number is self generated, so make up a series of letters and/or numbers no less than six characters long and place it on all pages of your submission. This number allows the jury to select blindly.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Creativity of response to creating the shelter or installation on the prefabricated skids.
  • The originality, coherence and clarity of the design.
  • Durability of the project.
  • Cost and ease of fabrication.

Opportunity Cost


  • Nearing the end of January, competition winners travel to Winnipeg to begin construction on their warming hut. The weeklong building blitz gives designers a chance to watch their vision come to life while allowing the public to watch them at work.

The budget for the creation and construction of each project is $16,500 (CAN). This budget is divided in the following fashion:

  • Up to $3,500 for the designers’ honorarium.
  • Up to $7,500 (including taxes) for the purchase of materials and/or the employment of consultants necessary for the realization of the project. This budget is managed jointly by The Forks and the designer.
  • Up to $4,000 for labour costs for the construction of the project.
  • Up to $1,500 for Construction Management conducted by The Forks.
  • Up to $1,000 is available for accommodation expenses and up to $2,500 is available for airfare. All travel expenses are only applicable to foreign teams.

How to Apply

First Step: Prepare two documents (2) as follows:

Design Proposal:

  • Page One (11” x 17” or A3): Project Summary (include registration number).
  1. A 150-word text describing the concept and presenting the experience offered to the visitors.
  2. The layout of selected images & drawings describing the project.
  • Page Two (11” x 17” or A3): Images & drawings (include registration number).
  1. Four main views or elevations of the hut indicating the size and specific indication of materials (entrant is free to choose the scale).
  2. A perspective showing the hut in its entirety.

Team Information: Four (4) page maximum, (8.5”x11” or A4)

  • Name of the project followed by your unique registration number (this number must also appear on each Design Proposal Sheet).
  • Design team member names with a brief CV.
  • Name of contact person, including contact coordinates.
  • A 100-word description of the team, highlighting the strength of this multidisciplinary association.
  • Artist Information: Name, location, and date of recent publications, exhibits, or performances.
  • Architect Information: Name of Professional Association to which the architect or intern member is registered.
  • Four images of selected projects for which team members have been responsible, followed with a brief description of each project.

Second Step: Teams are asked to log in to “The competition site

Third Step: A unique registration number will be generated by the site server and a confirmation email with the registration number will be sent to contact person of the team. The unique registration number must be clearly located on each page that is submitted to the competition. 

 Note: The entries must be sent electronically as PDF files (not exceeding 5MB each). Entries must be “Submitted in English”. 

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Abd El Aziz/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Hanine Aymen/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team