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SKYBOX in Winnipeg

Aluminum Building, Folly Project in Canada – design by inFuture Projects

25 Feb 2019

SKYBOX Manitoba

Design: inFuture Projects

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Recognizing the sublime qualities of the Canadian prairie winter skies, for the SKYBOX project inFuture have used angled planes of mirrored aluminum to draw the sky into a mobile pavilion on Winnipeg’s frozen river trail.

Skybox in Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s frozen river trail holds the Guinness World Record for the longest naturally frozen skating trail in the world, at 10 kilometers long. Over 300,000 visitors experience the trail during the winter season. The designers aimed to engage and connect visitors using the combination of social media and the breathtaking Canadian prairie skies. Fittingly, the pavilion is known as “Skybox” as the interior is filled with the sky above.

Skybox in Winnipeg Skybox in Winnipeg

Skybox in Winnipeg

Skybox uses 45-degree planes of mirrored aluminum to reflect the sky into the pavilion. The angled plane of polished aluminum is folded to form a bench which runs the full width of the pavilion. A mirrored vertical plane stands opposite of the reflected sky, allowing visitors to see their reflection sitting amongst the clouds.

Skybox in Winnipeg

Skybox in Winnipeg

A blackened cedar exterior contrasts the light-filled interior, concealing a visual surprise along the frozen river trail.

Skybox in Winnipeg

Skybox in Winnipeg

Skybox in Winnipeg

Visitors are encouraged to upload their Skybox images through social media, recording the ever-changing prairie skies to a publicly accessible digital archive.

Skybox in Winnipeg

Skybox in Winnipeg

The pavilion’s size was limited to the 8’x14′ prefabricated steel skid which allows it to glide along the frozen river. Winnipeg’s winter temperatures can drop below -50°C (-58°F), and to reduce time outdoors, Skybox was constructed in prefabricated 4’x8′ modules in a small workshop.

Skybox in Winnipeg

SKYBOX, Winnipeg – Building Information

Design/Build: inFuture Projects
Project size: 128 ft2
Project Budget: $10000
Completion date: 2014
Building levels: 1

Skybox in Winnipeg

Photography: inFuture Projects

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Location: Winnipeg, Canada

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