Award of Merit
Metropolis: Edmonton International Winter Festival
Project Owner: Events Edmonton; Giuseppe Albi
Designer: Giuseppe Albi
Artists: Giuseppe Albi and Tyler Tue
Project Description: Since the introduction of Muk Luk Mardi Gras in 1967, there had been a desire to stage a festival during the colder months of the Edmonton Capital Region. Events Edmonton responded with METROPOLIS to create an event to be staged on Winston Churchill Square and the surrounding streets. Artists from the USA and Canada were invited by Events Edmonton to design the pavilions.
The event will consist of nine free-standing, heated temporary structures made from Aluma Systems construction scaffolding covered with white shrink wrap and design to offer shelter in normal Edmonton winter conditions. The upper interior spaces of the structural forms featured artistic, multi-media light and sound shows utilizing 21st century new media.
Source: Edmonton Journal 2011