Green Shed: Pandora Park Community Garden Design Competition


87 entries from 20 different countries

1st Prize
Amra Kulenovic, Ernesto Vela (Astoria, New York State, USA)

2nd Prize
Christopher Gerrick (Seattle, Washinton State, USA)

3rd Prize
Zhi Xiao, Van Thi Diep (New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada)

People's Choice
Lee Tonghoon, Shin Su-Jung, Chae Han-sol, Choi Eun-Young (Seoul, South Korea)

Honorable Mentions
Nuno Tavares da Costa (Lisboa, Portugal)
Paul Aquilina, Jose M. Castel-Branco, Erica Govan (Toronto, Canada)
Alberto Gonzalez, Carlos A. Perez, Ramon Sacristan (Hialeah, Florida, USA)

Shortlisted Entries
Shin Ohori, Seitaro Aso (Tokyo, Japan)
Ovidiu Talos, Miruna Stroe (Brasov, Romania)
Greg Blee, Lee Halligan (London, UK)
Martino Lorenzon (Udine, Italy)
David Rooth (Larchmont, New York State, USA)

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The goal of this international competition is to generate buildable designs for a storage shed and outdoor common space for a new community garden that will showcase sustainable building strategies and materials. The winning design will be built by a team of volunteers over the summer of 2010.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Storage
Country Vancouver
RegDeadline 19 March 2010 GoogleCal iCal
26 March 2010 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Pandora Park Community Garden is currently under development as part of the City of Vancouver's 2010 in 2010 initiative - a project to create 2010 new community garden plots across the city. The competition encompasses the northwest corner of the garden, an area that has been reserved for public amenities including picnic facilities, storage for garden tools, a beehive, and a small fruit tree orchard. With stunning views of the north shore mountains and surrounding park and garden, the site offers the possibility to design a space for contemplation and congregation, in addition to serving the gardens needs for seating and storage.

The primary objective is to demonstrate that natural, hand built, recycled, or otherwise sustainably produced building materials and technologies can be used in a contemporary aesthetic and community garden context. Entrants are therefore encouraged to use materials in innovative ways in the tradition of Samuel Mockbee's Rural Studio. Materials may include, but are not limited to: rammed earth, cob, straw bale, reclaimed wood, offcut dimensional lumber, and salvaged materials from any source. A list of identified salvaged materials from local builders and suppliers is provided below.

Ian Marcuse (Community Organizer, Grandview Woodland Food Connection)
Nancy Brignall (Artist, Pandora Park Community Garden Member)
Simon Hunkin (Construction Manager, SNC-Lavalin, Pandora Park Community Garden Member)
Sharif Senbel MAIBC, LEED® AP (Principal, Studio Senbel Architecture and Design)
Andrew Weyrauch, M.Arch (Architectural Designer, Acton Ostry Architects, Pandora Park Community Garden Member)
Jason Woodall, BSc (Pandora Park Community Garden Member)

First: Construction of Winning Design, Publication in SABMag, Cash Prize
Second: Publication in SABMag, Cash Prize
Third: Publication in SABMag, Cash Prize

Entry Fee
Early Registration $35
Standard Registration $50

A maximum of three (3) tabloid (11"x17" ) panels, portrait format, to be submitted as a single PDF of maximum size 15MB on a Mac/PC compatible compact disc.

Submission Address
c/o Eastside Design
2165 Cambridge Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5L 1E4

Jury Selection of Shortlist: March 28th, 2010
Final Selections by Jury: April 4th, 2010
Winning Entries Posted to Competition Website: Week of April 5th, 2010

Pandora Park Community Garden Society

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