open border

a welcoming wall on the worlds largest skating trail

Open Border is a large wall on the natural skating trail on the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg. The red barrier spans the river and is clearly visible in the contrasting snowy landscape. Skaters and pedestrians can cross the border over the full length. Inside the wall the atmosphere feels warmer, a friendly place that invites people to play and come together.

Open Border responds to the tensed political climate. The completion of the project is at the same that the United States president confirms his plans for the construction of a wall along the Mexican border and makes the decision to close the borders for several Muslim countries.

2017, Winnipeg, Canada

In collaboration with Warming Huts Competition, Sputnik Architecture & The Forks

Photos by Atelier ARI