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Inuit Art Centre designer creates warming huts for Winnipeg skaters

Each year, Winnipeg’s Warming Huts design competition receives entries from around the world for shelters that “push the envelope of design, craft and art.”

To celebrate the future opening of the WAG Inuit Art Centre, Michael Maltzan Architecture, the Inuit Art Centre’s designer, is participating as a special guest in Warming Huts 2019.

Arctic Topiaries is a group of structures created from and integrated with their environment of snow and ice. With glowing light emanating from their walls, the topiaries will be beacons of warmth and safety for skaters.

There will be a weeklong warming hut building blitz in January at The Forks. Come down to the Red River Mutual Trail to see Arctic Topiaries come to life!

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