FormShift Vancouver


Vancouver Primary Winner
Sturgess Architecture (Jeremy Sturgess) - Calgary

Vancouver Secondary Winner
Romses Architects (Scott Romses) - Vancouver

Vancouver Wildcard Winner
Go Design Collaborative (Jennifer Uegama and Pauline Thimm) – Vancouver

Honourable Mention
Vancouver Primary
- Garon Sebastien & Chris Foyd – Vancouver
- Romses Architects – Vancouver

Vancouver Secondary
- Acme Architecture – Santa Barbara, California
- CMO (Miller / Miller / Cavens) - Vancouver

Vancouver Wildcard
- GBL Architects Inc. – Vancouver
- Public Architecture + Communication – Vancouver
- Idette de Boer & Magali Bailey – Vancouver
- Wang Yiming - Burnaby

See winning entries...


Be it by expanding upon Vancouver's traditional design solutions or offering an entirely new perspective, this is your chance to build a hypothetical form of the future, one that is in keeping with the vibrant, ecologically-friendly and sustainable city to which we aspire.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Vancouver, Canada
Registration Deadline 20 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 April 2009 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

FormShift Vancouver includes three competition categories:
1. Vancouver Primary - design for a mixed use primary (arterial) site along a major Vancouver street that includes a rapid transit station. A generic drawing and existing zoning data are included in supporting documents.* Participants are not bound by the zoning, but should offer a rationale for any departures.
2. Vancouver Secondary - design for small secondary (residential) site in an established Vancouver neighbourhood near public transit. A generic drawing and existing zoning data are included in supporting documents.* Participants are not bound by the zoning (including the possibility of non-residential use), but should offer a rationale for any departures.
3. Vancouver Wild Card – a design that pushes the envelope of sustainable design and community building for Vancouver. This may be an aggressively imaginative, speculative and/or futuristic concept that suggests a radically new model of sustainable design for Vancouver, even not currently viable. Solutions that are adaptable to other sites are strongly encouraged.

Peter Busby (Busby Perkins+Will, Vancouver)
Ian Chodikoff (Architect / Editor-in-chief – Canadian Architect, Toronto)
Stan Douglas (Photo-based Artist, Vancouver)
David Miller (Principal - Miller Hull Architects / Chair – University of Washington Department of Architecture, Seattle)
Nancy Knight (Vice President Campus and Community Planning – University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
Brent Toderian (Director of Planning – City of Vancouver)
Gordon Price (Director – Simon Fraser University City Program, Vancouver)
Walter Francl (Walter Francl Architecture Inc., Vancouver)

1 winner in the Vancouver Primary category: $6,000
1 winner in the Vancouver Secondary category: $4,000
1 winner in the Wild Card category: $2,000

Entry Fee
$100 per entry, or $50 for interns or students enrolled in a post-secondary institution

2 A1 size panels, up to 3 paragraphs (each no more than 100 words)

Submission Address
FormShift Vancouver
c/o Architectural Institute of British Columbia
#100 – 440 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 2N5 Canada

Winners Announcement: April 15, 2009

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver

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