Skybox

June 27, 2014 to September 29, 2014

This summer, the WAG is pleased to present SKYBOX on its exterior ramp facing Memorial Boulevard. Those who enjoyed last winter's Red River skating trail at The Forks will recall SKYBOX as one of the six featured warming huts that dotted the trail, warmed skaters, and playfully engaged the public with architecture.

Designed by third-year University of Manitoba architecture students Matt Hagen, Ryan Lewis, and Evan Taylor, SKYBOX reflects the Prairie sky with its use of reflective materials. It creates the visual immersion of people against a background not normally considered, the sky. Winnipeg is known for its winter weather, and SKYBOX provides a mesh between the transforming weather conditions and the community. Purposefully placed reflective material—polished aluminum—covers the interior space to create an illusion of the visitors sitting amongst the changing seasonal skies. The exterior of the work consists of charred, interlocking cedar boards, selected to visually juxtapose the exterior with the light-filled interior.

Take a selfie inside the warming hut and post on social media with the hashtag #SKYBOXWPG to interact with the project on an international scale. 

This presentation of SKYBOX has been made possible through the combined efforts of the WAG, the Forks Renewal Corporation, and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture.

Sign up for e-news

Gallery Hours

  • Tuesday 11am-5pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm
  • Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-9pm
  • Saturday 11am-5pm
  • Sunday 11am-5pm
  • Closed Monday

Open on the following days:

  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • August Civic Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Remembrance Day (open 1-5pm)
  • Christmas Eve (close at 2pm)
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Louis Riel Day
  • February 23 (open at 2pm)
  • Easter

Closed on the following holidays:

  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

WAG Social Media

Share This

This should be hidden