Wednesday, May 27 @ 7:00pm
Where's the Square: Design Competition
winning ideas for Vancouver's missing plaza...
Public squares form the heart of many great cities around the world. When well-designed, they provide a central location for accessible, year-round activity – whether these are as straightforward as eating a bite of lunch, catching some sun, or playing a game of chess, or as elaborate as community celebrations, concerts and political rallies. Public squares are engines of cultural and local economy. They are a key factor in fostering community connections and quality of life.
For the past few months, the Vancouver Public Space Network has been holding a design ideas competition. Over 100 design teams signed up for the competition and a total of 54 entries were submitted., each competing for one of two awards: the Jury Selection, and the People’s Choice. While the jury deliberated over their selection, the public was invited to cast a ballot for their favourite design at a number of public events, as well as via an on-line voting system.