Project Brief Overview

Deadline for registration is: 11:59pm, Friday, January 30, 2015
Deadline for registered entrants to submit design packages is: 11:59pm, Friday, February 13, 2015.

The objective of the Robson Redux competition is to select a team to design, build and install a temporary public space installation that will transform the iconic 800-block of Robson Street in downtown Vancouver into a pedestrian plaza for the duration of summer 2015.

  • The competition is built on the theme of connection: people's connection to one another and to the urban space.
  • This is an open competition; anyone may enter. However, the competition criteria and submission requirements lend themselves to expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial design, contemporary art and other related fields.
  • In 2015, we're encouraging teams to include both artists and designers
  • This is a single-award competition, with the selected design, to be built and installed in time for the Canada Day (July 1) long weekend in 2015. The jury may also select up to two other designs for honourable mention. In addition, honourable mention will also be given to a People's Choice Award for the most popular design that will be decided through online voting.
  • All design submissions will be a part of a 10-day exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver in March 2015
  • The winning design team will receive a $5,000 design honourarium and $40,000 to realize the project; this includes all design, construction and installation costs.

Registration is closed



Competition Timeline

Competition Opens Dec
5
Jan
12
Info session (Q+A)
Early bird deadline for registration Jan
15
Jan
30
Deadline for registration
Deadline for design package submissions Feb
13
Feb28
Mar15
Exhibition of design submissions at MOV
People’s Choice voting launch party at MOV Mar
6
Mar
18
Winner announcement
Deadline for execution of design-build contract Apr
1
Apr-
Jun
Design development and construction period
Installation June
22-30
Sept
7
De-installation

Resources

Technical Files

AutoCAD file
Robson Square context map

Site Photos

Robson facing Hornby St.
Robson view from steps

Backgrounder

Backgrounder File

Admin. Files

Budget Template
Timeline Form