Award of Excellence

Corogami Hut
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Category: Small Projects
Architect: David Penner Architect
Owner/Client: David Penner
Structural Engineer: Wolfrom Engineering
Constructors: Sean Radford, Chris Wiebe, Paulo Costillo, Jac Comeau, Brian Pearson, Michelle Pearson, Dinen Subranium, Matthew Penner, Kelly Dyck, Zoe Penner, Gwen and Blaine Epp

The Project

As an 'uninvited' entry in The Warming Hut: An Art + Architecture Exposition on Ice, the Corogami Hut (so named for the Coroplast material + origami form) journeyed through the streets of Crescentwood and down the back of the Assiniboine under the cover of night. The rogue structure made its temporary home at the Hugo Dock site of the river trail. After a month of hosting skaters, sunlight, lovers, and midnight revelers, the hut lifted its frozen feet, folded flat and walked away.

The modern arch, spanning sixteen feet and providing an eight foot deep shelter, collapses into four inch thickness for mobility. The entire structure weighs two hundred pounds; its plywood feet are pinned and adhered with water to the ice floor upon arrival on site.

Construction Budget: $900
Schedule: 10 days
Co-Conspirators: 13

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