Robson Redux Design Competition for Summer 2015

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Local and international designers will once again get the chance to design an entire block of downtown Vancouver this summer with the return of the Robson Redux Design Competition. Last summer we ate our food truck fare on the Urban Reef, before that we had the Pop Rocks loungers, PICNURBIA, and a cedar plank patio along the 800 block of Robson.

Relaxing on Urban Reef at Robson Square

Urban Reef at Robson Square Enjoying the Music on Urban Reef
Photo credit: Steve Chou & Steve Chou & Steve Chou on Flickr

The 2015 competition, presented by VIVA Vancouver and the City of Vancouver, is now open for registrations. Like last year, a jury will select a single winning team to design, build and install a temporary public space installation for summer 2015. The theme of the competition is connection: people’s connection to one another and to urban space. New for this year, the jury will place a high priority on the inclusion of both artists and designers on teams.

A full design brief and timeline is available online. An info session will take place on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Deadline for registration is January 30, 2015. Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015.

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