VIVA Vancouver Robson Redux: Entries


Friday, April 4th, 2014 — 1:44pm PST
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Earlier this year there was a call out for design ideas for this summer’s Robson Redux that will close Robson to traffic between Howe and Hornby, engaging those who pass by.

Alfresco Vancouver #6 - Robson Square Alfresco Vancouver #6 - Robson Square2011. Photo credit: Maurice Li & Maurice Li on Flickr

Pop Rocks giant bean bags A Comfy Pillow
2012. Photo credit: Ruth and Dave & Jason Gallant on Flickr

78 entries have been received from designers and architects, including candidates from Japan and Spain. A jury will ultimately decide which project is both fitting and feasible, but the public will be able to vote for their favourite idea online and select a peoples’ choice winner. [Source: Vancouver Metro]

Robson Redux: Entries

I like concepts that combine unique design elements along with the ability to chill out, relax, and slow things down in the midst of the city’s hustle and bustle. Here is a small sample of the entries that have been revealed:

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Colourain | The Rolling Hills on Robson

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The Coves | Robson Crown

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Urban Reef | Robson Rollax

Be sure to vote in the online gallery poll until it closes April 13, 2014. The winner will be announced on April 15th.

VIVA Vancouver is a public space program that specializes in turning road spaces into people places. Working with various community partners, the program is aimed at re-purposing road space to create temporary or semi-permanent public space. In doing so, VIVA Vancouver lays the foundation for a vibrant public space realm that fosters social connections between neighbours and encourages residents to engage in active modes of transportation like walking or cycling.

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