A number of new cooling areas went up at The Forks on Friday, part of a new project stretching from Broadway to Provencher Boulevard.

Cool Gardens is a collection of six contemporary garden and art installations aimed at showcasing Winnipeg designers.

The structures are similar to the popular Warming Huts that appear on The Forks site each winter. The new summer exhibit will run until Sept. 21. Officials said the structures will then help launch the 2014 Winnipeg Design Festival.