TORONTO — It’s that time of year again! Get ready to submit designs for Winter Stations.
The deadline for the annual, single-stage international design competition is Dec. 1.
Participants are tasked with designing temporary winter art installations which incorporate existing lifeguard towers on Kew and Woodbine beaches in the city.
The competition is a way to bring people to the beach in the winter months and to use the lifeguard structures as visual anchor points for the installations.
Winter Stations intends to build four to six winning proposals for a six-week exhibition along the waterfront.
The competition is open to everyone in the world and there is no fee to enter.
The theme for 2024 is resonance, celebrating a decade of Winter Stations.
“Resonance captures the echoes of our artistic legacy and the enduring impact of Winter Stations,” states the Winter Stations website. “It invites us to reflect on the moments that have left a lasting mark, the installations that have stirred our hearts, and the memories that have become part of our collective narrative.”
This year designers are also being asked to embark on a remarkable journey of reinvention and reimagination.
“We want you to breathe new life into the echoes of the past by recreating, reimagining and reinventing cherished installations from Winter Stations history,” the website adds.
Designers are invited to visit the archive and choose a previous installation to inspire their designs.
For more information, visit the website Competition – Winter Stations.