Winter City Design Winners

Calgary Winter City Design Competition

Previous winning submissions

Check out our City Newsroom story to learn about how the winners are designing public spaces for Calgarians of all ages.

Wowie – Stephen Avenue, between Centre St. and 1 St. SW

“WOWIE is an interactive experience focused on making winter feel warmer.”

- Seeton Naested, Design Lead, 12 years old

Public space is just that, public. The Team project approach sought to offer a young person the opportunity to lead a design intended for public installation. The goal of ‘WOWIE’ is to encourage wonder, exploration, and interaction in the public realm. The installation is comprised of three separate platforms that at first glance provide opportunities to sit, perch, and enjoy the atmosphere of the street. Look closely to solve the puzzle of ‘WOWIE’ by working together to illuminate Stephen Avenue.

Project team

  • Seeton Naested (Project leader/Kid specialist)
  • Julian Warring, Kelsi Hurlbut (The TULA Project)
  • Kelsi Hurlbut (The TULA Project)
  • Adam Ford (Unique Projects)
  • John Lawlor (Optics Lighting & Controls)
  • Matt Labrie (Christie Lites)
  • Audrina Lim, Alison MacLachlan, John Rivera (MTa)

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Infinito – Stephen Avenue and 2 St. SW

To make Stephen Avenue a more welcoming place in winter, we as a team designed a tunnel that focuses on intimacy, connection, and social interactions. We wanted to create a harmonious environment, an area suitable for people of all ages to visit, play, and take pictures. The warm colour from the structure’s material and its dynamic lighting emit warmth in this cold winter, bringing unity and hope to Calgary’s outlo

Project team

  • Bosco Chik
  • Charlie Jiang
  • Christian Icuspit
  • William Zhuang
  • Andrew Lee
  • Karim Kandil

Other 2021 Submissions

(HEART)H

(HEART)H

  • Angat Desai, Elizabeth Daniels, Jason Ip Kang Shui, Lilian Wang, Forest Lawn Community Association

Wander

Wander

  • Yuanyuan (Anna) Guan, Candice Cheah, Judy Liu, Marina Malik, Caitlin Woods, Guy Gardner

A Midwinter Night's Screen

A Midwinter Night’s Screen

  • Robert Claiborne, Alyssa Moyer, Caleb Hildenbrandt, Edward Park, Matt Stewart, Michael Mochulski, Michael, Zabinski, Neal Philipsen

Century Gardens Winter Mobile Tunnel

Century Gardens Winter Mobile Tunnel

  • Janine Loo, Nolan Duff

Winter Seasoning

Winter Seasoning

  • Lilian Wang, Ugonna Ohakim, Edward Park

One and Only

One and Only

  • Shirley Vuong

A Window into Music

A Window into Music

  • Will Craig, Vuk Filipic, Judith MacDougall, Derek Manns

"Jiggling" Outside the Lines

“Jigging” Outside the Lines

  • David Sinclair, Kenyne Cunningham, Dallas Cunningham, Arthur Cunningham

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