The goal of this competition is to temporarily transform the iconic 800-block of Robson Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada, into an inviting and enjoyable pedestrian plaza for the summer season.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Installation
Country Vancouver, Canada
RegDeadline 30 January 2015 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
13 February 2015 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The City of Vancouver’s VIVA Vancouver program (VIVA) started the tradition of transforming the 800- block of Robson Street into a summertime plaza in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, we formalized the process and created the Robson Redux design-build competition.
After the huge success of Robson Redux 2014, with nearly 80 entries from around the world, we are excited to announce that the second edition of the competition is now open for registration!
The goal of the Robson Redux competition is to temporarily transform the iconic 800-block of Robson Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada, into an inviting pedestrian plaza for the summer season. This block of Robson Street serves as an important entryway to major landmarks located in and around the Robson Square complex; the transformation is meant to encourage people to slow down, pause and connect with one another.
Last year’s winning design generated a lot of local and international media buzz and created a fantastic summertime street experience. People passing through the space slowed down, stopped and spent time in the plaza all summer long. We can’t wait to find the winning design for 2015!
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. The theme of connection will be elaborated in the process itself through encouraging cross- disciplinary design teams that include both artists and designers.

MARC BOUTIN - Principal, The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative, And Associate Professor, University Of Calgary
BARBARA COLE - Artist, Educator, Curator, Principal Of Cole Projects, Executive Director Of Other Sights For Artists' Projects Association
JANE DURANTE - Founding Principal Of Durante Kreuk Landscape Architects
STANLEY KING - Founder And Head Of The Co-Design Group
MATTHEW SOULES - Director, Matthew Soules Architecture, And Assistant Professor, School Of Architecture And Landscape Architecture, University Of British Columbia
KAREN HENRY - Public Art Program, City Of Vancouver

Design honorarium: $5,000
Materials, fabrication, installation and de-installation: $40,000

Entry Fee
Early bird Registration Fee (January 15, 2015): $ 65 CAD
Standard Registration Fee (January 30, 2015): $ 100 CAD

Two A1 size panels, Budget form, Timeline form

People's Choice cation launch event: March 6, 2015
Public exhibition of submissions: March 6-15, 2015
Winner announcement: March 18, 2015
Deadline for execution of design-build contract: April 11, 2015
Construction Period: April- June 2015
Installation: June 22- July 1, 2015
Removal: September 7, 2015

Past winners

The City of Vancouver

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