Ryerson architecture students’ winter station is a burst of colour on an icy beach landscape.
Last month, Ryerson’s president Sheldon Levy gave Lily Jeon and Diana Koncan $15,000 to fund their design for Toronto’s first Winter Stations competition.
Their design, called Snowcone was constructed around a lifeguard station on Kew Beach in February.
Jeon and Koncan’s design was one of five that were constructed on the beach.
A group of 20 students endured extremely cold temperatures for several hours to build the structure.
“It was pretty brutal,” laughs Jeon.
But she says it was worth it — the response to the station has been positive.
“The organizers have told us it’s been the most popular (station) … so that’s cool,” says Jeon.
She attributes this partly to Snowcone’s location. The winter station is the first many encounter during a walk on Kew Beach. It’s also the most “eye-catching,” she adds.
The stations will be dismantled on March 22.
Check out photos of Snowcone below to learn more about the structure. Click the expand icon in the top right corner: