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Artistic Winter Stations

Diana Koncan and Lily Jeon Turns a Lifeguard Tower into a Snowcone

— March 3, 2015 — Art & Design
Winter Stations is a series of outdoor art installation that bring a little color and whimsy to this dreariest of seasons. One of the standout designs comes from Department of Architectural Science Ryerson students Diana Koncan and Lily Jeon. Titled Snowcone, it joins the rest of the Winter Stations as a bold sculpture that looks like a snow-covered pinecone, hence its name.

The Winter Stations take over four lifeguard stands across Kew Beach in Toronto, Canada. By doing so, they bring new purpose to the lone structures, which continue to stand guard even in the cold. The Winter Stations also turn the beach in an outdoor gallery that helps people get through the worse of the season and outside to enjoy some fresh air.
Trend Themes
1. Outdoor Art Installations - There is an opportunity to create more outdoor art installations that bring color and whimsy to the dreariest seasons.
2. Repurposing Structures - There is a potential to repurpose existing structures, like lifeguard stands, to bring new purpose and creativity to their design.
3. Outdoor Galleries - There is room for more outdoor galleries that turn public spaces into artistic experiences for people to enjoy.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - The art and design industry can benefit from creating more outdoor art installations and repurposing existing structures for artistic purposes.
2. Tourism and Travel - The tourism and travel industry can explore the concept of outdoor galleries to attract visitors and enhance the experience of public spaces.
3. Construction and Architecture - The construction and architecture industry can contribute to the trend of repurposing structures by incorporating artistic elements into their designs.
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