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The City of Vancouver's VIVA Vancouver public space program 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.

Transform a Block of Robson St. for Summer 2015

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 VIVA Vancouver's Robson Redux 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.

The 2014 winning design generated a lot of local and international media buzz and created a fantastic summertime street experience. 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.

NEW for 2015! This year, the jury will place a high priority on the inclusion of both artists and designers on teams.

See the Design Brief for more information on how to enter.

Deadline for registration is January 30, 2015. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.


2014 Robson Redux Winner: Urban Reef

Video by Latreille Delage Photography