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Preview the creative potential of 800-Robson

February 27 2015

“Imagining the creative potential of public areas like 800-block Robson Street is a great way to stretch our thinking about how we use space,” says Cheryl Nelms, Street Use Director for the City of Vancouver.

Urban Reef - Robson Street

View 81 entries submitted from around the world to VIVA Vancouver’s Robson Redux design-build competition at the Museum of Vancouver from February 28 to March 15.

VIVA Vancouver’s Robson Redux design-build competition, which invites creative proposals for animating the 800-block of Robson Street, returns following the huge success of its first year.

“Imagining the creative potential of public areas like 800-block Robson Street is a great way to stretch our thinking about how we use space,” says Cheryl Nelms, Street Use Director for the City of Vancouver. “The submissions to Robson Redux are a great source of inspiration for how a city can animate public space and facilitate a healthy, vibrant life for its residents.”

Learn more about the competition

Submit a vote for your favourite entry

The proposal with the most votes will take home the People’s Choice award. Ballots can be submitted:

How the designs will be selected

The winners of the Design-Build Award and the People’s Choice Award will be announced the week of March 18.

A jury will select the winning design, to be installed on the 800-block of Robson Street for the summer. The jury will review submissions for:

  • Creativity
  • Design originality
  • Feasibility
  • The theme of “connection”

About the competition

VIVA Vancouver’s Robson Redux Design-Build competition invited emerging and professional designers to submit design ideas for turning Robson Street into a pedestrian place. VIVA Vancouver is a public space program that works with community partners to turn street spaces into temporary or semi-permanent public places.

Learn more about VIVA Robson