New design revealed for on-ice restaurant in Winnipeg
Design firm OS31 won a juried contest to come up with RAW: almond’s 2015 design
RAW: almond, that restaurant that pops up on the frozen Assiniboine River in Winnipeg every year, will have a new look in 2015.
Design firm OS31 won the competition to design the space with their X-shaped tent.
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The firm is known for designing “lightweight and adaptable” structures.
The pop-up restaurant started in 2013 in Winnipeg, under the guidance of Deer + Almond’s Mandel Hitzer.
For the last two years, the tent was designed and built with by RAW Gallery co-creator Joe Kalturnyk.
Kalturnyk used aluminum scaffolding and steel connectors to make the space.
The event has sold out both years – seeing thousands brave the cold for a chance to experience a five-course meal and drink pairings.
For the past two years, part of the pop-up restaurant’s design is a long, communal table. OS31 has continued that trend in its successful designs.