Once Upon a Christmas – Warming Hut competition

Seacliff Electric was approached by PCL Construction and Stantec Architecture to join their team and enter this year’s “Warming Hut Competition” held at Heritage Park. Seacliff donated the labor, lighting and the Solar charging infrastructure to light up this sustainable design named “Pavilion of Historic Fabrication.”

Concept for the “Pavilion of Historic (Fabric)ation”

Inspired by traditional fabrication and vernacular architecture experienced across Western Canada, our installation invites the viewer into a playful exploration of three experiences.

Traversing through the hut takes you through a spatial adventure as the user is prompted to move through the space and experience changes in volume and components of play, while warming up from the outside.

In ode to the history of Heritage Park, the structure takes the overall form of a grain elevator, but using a modern approach of prefabricated modules to ensure quick fabrication time and sustainable use of materials. The installation is built with materials that will be re-used on construction sites after the festival, leaving truly no footprint behind. By pushing the notion of the hut as “form-giver” this adventure through the pavilion conveys the historic role of form and experience in heritage design.

Our Hut is competing against 3 other groups with the awards happening in late January 2024.

What is a Warming Hut?

Inspired by the by the International Warming Hut event in Winnipeg, Heritage Park is starting its own warming competition Once Upon a Christmas.

Warming huts are outdoor shelters to keep people warm in remote areas. Western Canadian huts were first built in Roger Pass, Lake Louise, and Lake O’Hara at the start of the 20th Century. Heritage Park has its own warming hut, the Banff Curling Club, built in 1896.

Check out a video from inside

We are excited to announce that Seacliff Electric Ltd. has acquired Mazzei Electric Ltd., effective August 1, 2022.

Mazzei Electric Ltd. is a family-owned company providing a range of industrial, commercial, and residential electrical services across British Columbia. It began business in Nanaimo in 1994 and has experienced strong growth since 2012, is the largest independent electrical contractor on Vancouver Island and one of the largest in the province of British Columbia.

Since our inception in October 2020, Seacliff Electric’s strategy has been to expand and grow our business in Western Canada. Coming together with Mazzei Electric will add a strong management team led by Ben Mazzei, and 200 skilled employees, expanding our team to close to 250. Together we will have increased work-in-hand and will collaborate under the Seacliff Group umbrella to leverage all our capabilities in the Western Canadian commercial electric market.

Our two companies have a likeminded approach to customer service. Seacliff Electric believes in collaborating with all project teams to build a product that owners can be proud of, while Mazzei Electric’s mission is to build long-term relationships based on integrity, performance, and value. Mazzei Electric will continue to serve its customers with the same commitment, and the added backing of the Seacliff Group.

Seacliff Electric and Mazzei Electric will continue to execute under their current company brands. The combined organization now has offices in Calgary, Nanaimo, Victoria, Kelowna, and Fort St. John.

Andy Carr
President, Seacliff Electric

Seacliff Electric Ltd.

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