Returning this summer: Robson St. summertime plaza in the heart of downtown Vancouver!
VIVA Vancouver is a City of Vancouver 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.
VIVA Vancouver has been collecting unique designs to transform an iconic block in downtown Vancouver into a temporary summertime plaza for pedestrians (as it does every year) A single winning team will be selected to design, build and install a temporary public space installation for summer 2014. This year’s theme is connection: people’s connection to one another and people’s connection to the space.
Among the numerous submissions, here are the ones that have stuck out to us. Comment below on what you believe will be this years design.
1. Inside and Outside of the frame
2. Urban Rookery
3. An Avenue of Colour
4. Urban Reef – Social Catalyst
5. YogaRoll Bay
6. The Coves
9. Robson Cubes
10. Vancouver Shake
All images via vivadesigncomp