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Sir Winston Churchill Square 2012. METROPOLIS. Festival is unique to Edmonton and is based on the history and technological developments of cold weather construction in a winter city.

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Sir Winston

Churchill

Square 2012


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METROPOLIS

  • Festival is unique to Edmonton and is based on the history and technological developments of cold weather construction in a winter city.

  • Draws on the imagination of Edmonton artists, architects, the international design community and the citizens of the Capital Region.

  • The festival is green and sustainable.



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Enclosed in plywood and heated with glycol radiant heating system.

Will consist

of up to

9 structures.

Constructed from Aluma Systems scaffolding covered in white shrink wrap.

METROPOLIS

2012

The festival will be green, sustainable and the majority of materials will be rented.

Offers a sheltered atmosphere suitable for winter conditions in the Edmonton Capital Region.

Ground floor program space will have an entrance and exit.


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Concept system.

and

Design

The Demonstration Project will include heat, lights and entertainment.

Utilize cold weather construction technology.

Each structure will include a light, sound show and program space.

Inaugural year will feature structures designed by architects selected by Events Edmonton.

This process will assist in the development of design guidelines for a international design competition.

The Children’s Zone will be the mascot of the Festival.


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  • Community based program. system.

  • Based on the imagination of the community.

    • Accessible to those who are physically challenged.

  • Showcase communications technology.

  • Visual appeal: night and day.

  • Truly Made for Edmonton.

  • Unique: Only festival of its kind in the world.

  • Sustainable: all assets rented and reusable.

Project

Rationale

  • Develops on existing winter programming initiatives in the downtown.

  • Broad based appeal: regional and international.

  • Winter city festival.

  • Animates Sir Winston Churchill Square in the winter.

  • Annual international design competition.

  • Multi-disciplinary: blends art and construction industry.

  • Promote civic pride.

  • Showcase winter construction technology.


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Marketing and Promotions system.

  • International Design Competition.

  • Name the Mascot Competition (Capital Region Schools).

  • METROPOLIS Event Guide.

  • METROPOLIS Raffle.

  • Television, radio, print and internet.

  • People’s Choice Awards (Best Structure/Design).

  • Events Edmonton website.

  • Sponsor annual report publications.

  • Visual art magazines.

  • T-shirts, pins and winter clothing.

  • Architectural publications.

  • Construction and scaffolding publications.

  • Travel and festival publications.

  • Multi-media publications.

  • New technology publications.

  • Professional association publications.


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Truly Made system.

For

Edmonton

Professional Building 1961


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Winter In system.

Downtown

Edmonton


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Sir Winston system.

Churchill

Square

2012


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Structure system.

Design

PLAN VIEW

CROSS SECTION VIEW


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LEGEND: system.

A – Observation Tower

B – Community Centre

C – ProCura

D – Children’s Zone

E – Information

Technology

F – Edmonton Transit

G – Snow Bar

H – Alberta Pavilion

I – Taste of Winter

J – Sculptural Form

METROPOLIS

2012


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  • Community Centre system.

  • (70’ x 70’ – 4900 Sq Ft) Gene Dub, Dub Architects, Edmonton, AB

  • A multi-purpose space

  • Activities may include

  • Winter Craft Sale, Chinese

  • New Year and Night of

  • Artists.

  • Guided tours of the upper

  • structure will offered.

  • Available to rent

  • ProCura

  • (40’ x 40’ – 1600 Sq Ft)

  • ProCura, Edmonton, AB

  • Display to be developed

  • by ProCura.

  • Observation Tower

  • (25’ x 25’ – 625 Sq Ft)

  • Craig Henderson, HIP Architects, Edmonton, AB

  • Connected to Centennial

  • Pavilion

  • View of the festival site.

  • Media centre with televison broadcast

2012

Structure

and Program

Details

  • Children’s Zone

  • (40’ x 60’ – 2400 Sq Ft)

  • Giuseppe Albi, Edmonton, AB

  • Programs for children

  • including crafts and

  • interactive play ground.

  • Guided tours of the upper

  • structure will offered.

  • Edmonton Transit Exhibit

  • (40’ x 40’ – 1200 Sq Ft)

  • Randall Stout, Stout Architects, Los Angeles, US.

  • The past, present and future

  • of public transportation in

  • Edmonton.

  • Information Technology

  • (40’ x 40’ – 1600 Sq Ft)

  • Taymoore Balbaa, Atlier3am, Toronto, ON

  • Information, entertainment

  • and exhibits from the

  • Great Northern Cities

  • Consortium.

  • Taste of Winter

  • (40’ x 100’ – 4000 Sq Ft)

  • Bill Chomik, Kasian Architecture

  • Soups, stews, chili's and

  • breads from around the

  • world.

  • Alberta Pavilion

  • (40’ x 40’ – 1600 Sq Ft)

  • Jeremy Sturgess, Sturgess Architecture, Calgary, AB

  • Alberta Tourist Zone

  • Entertainment

  • Interactive Exhibits

  • Snow Bar

  • (40’ x 40’ – 1600 Sq Ft)

  • Richard Isaacs, Manasc Isaacs Architects, Edmonton, AB.

  • Beverages and light

  • snacks.

  • Available for rent.


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February 2011 system.

March - August

  • Presentation to City of

  • Edmonton Executive

  • Committee.

  • Demonstration Project

  • event.

  • Technical data from

  • Demonstration Project

  • Develop implementation

  • schedule.

Production Schedule

  • Hire Project Manager.

  • Finalize structure sizes

  • and site plan.

  • Finalize structure designs.

  • Structure engineering.

  • Secure all funds and

  • complete grant

  • applications.

  • Initiate development plan.

Demonstration Project

October - November

December

September

  • Announce Mascot Naming

  • competition winner.

  • Produce promotional

  • materials.

  • Produce souvenirs and

  • memorabilia.

  • Aluma Systems sets up

  • structures at their facility

  • Produce METROPOLIS

  • event guide.

  • Media Launch

    • Announce event

    • Mascot naming competition

    • Release designs

  • Implement staffing and

  • volunteer plans.

  • Secure all permits.

  • Commence setup of 99th

  • Street and 102 A Avenue.

  • Setup of Sir Winston

  • Churchill Square

  • structures.

  • Setup of 102 A Avenue

  • Mascot Structure.

  • METROPOLIS official

  • opening at 7 pm on

  • 31 December 2011.

January 2012

February

March

  • Wrap-up meetings with all

  • stakeholders.

  • Final wrap-up report for

  • the Events Edmonton

  • Board.

  • Begin planning process

  • for 2013 METROPOLIS.

  • Event ends 20 February

  • 2012.

  • Complete tear down and

  • clean-up of Sir Winston

  • Churchill Square.


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Building Materials and Equipment system.

Aluma Systems


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Shrink-Wrap system.Projects

Wrapped Reichstag

Art project completed in

1995 by Christo and

Jeanne-Claude

Shellburn Fuel

Storage Tank

Integral Containments


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Truly Made system.

For

Edmonton

Sustainable

Imaginative

International

Unique


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Presented 9 February 2011 Edmonton, AB Canada system.

Proud producers of:

A Taste of Edmonton

New Year’s Eve Downtown


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