Edmonton, AB, January 2012 — Inspired by cold-weather construction technology & designed by world-renowned architects, METROPOLIS winter festival has transformed Edmonton’s Sir Winston Churchill Square for the next two months.
Set in a series of four heated pavilions, the celebration kicked off New Year’s Eve and runs every weekend through February 20, 2012.
The heated structures – made of scaffolding, covered in shrink wrap and illuminated – will host a variety of events each weekend including winter food, music, live entertainment and interactive exhibits.
Aggreko is providing the heating solutions for each pavilion. “We are thrilled to be a major partner in this inaugural event,” says Wes Worobec, manager of ICS’ Edmonton region. “What a great place to showcase our cold weather construction capabilities while helping to provide a fun winter experience for Edmontonians.”
The festival embraces the fact that Edmonton is a cold weather locale, and organizers hope the diverse mix of events is a recipe to make it a year-round festival city.
Adds Edmonton mayor, Stephen Mandel, “Metropolis is a creative, dynamic project that showcases our winter-construction skills. I think (the organizers) really hit a home run here.”
The METROPOLIS Winter Festival: a unique blend of art, fashion and culture, made possible through the generous contributions of Edmonton’s construction leaders… we’ll see you down there!