Transform 800 Block Robson St for Summer 2014


VIVA Vancouver is excited to announce the winning design selected for Robson Redux 2014! Out of nearly 80 design submissions, Urban Reef was selected by the jury for installation on 800 Robson this summer. Looks like 800-Robson Street will be an awesome place to meet and connect again this summer!

See the winning design and those selected for honourable mention and the People’s Choice winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in the design-build competition. We were amazed by the level of interest and quality of all the submissions received.

2013 photo credit: Corduroy Road, photo courtesy Hapa Collaborative. 2012 photo credit: PopRocks, photo by Krista Janke. 2011 photo credit: Picnurbia, photo courtesy Loose Affiliates.

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.


Spacing is an award-winning and compelling magazine that focuses on the joys, obstacles, and politics that shape the urban landscape of Canadian cities. The magazine comes out four times a year and publishes local web sites that provide news and analysis of urbanism issues in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa, and cities in Atlantic Canada. Spacing magazine has a readership of 50,000 per issue and attracts over 150,000 visitors each month to its web site. Spacing has won multiple awards including small magazine of the year (2007-2009), Editor of the Year (2007, 2008), Canadian Web Site of the Year (2011, 2012), as well as the 2010 Jane Jacobs Prize.