Heated winter structures

These warming lifeguard stations kill the chill.

Step right up, folks. Don’t be shy. Witness the incredible transformation of (drab) lifeguard stations into warming centres for anyone willing to brave the cold beaches during the winter. The design entries were for the inaugural Winter Stations competition, in which Raw Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio asked anyone and everyone to sketch a new take on the lifeless stands. Even though the designs will be brought to the Toronto Beaches area, people from all over the world chimed in with their thoughts. In fact, there was a total of 200 designs from 36 different countries. Only four concepts were selected by the jury, which will now be recreated for Torontonians to enjoy. And of course, ways to keep warm was the theme of the day.