"Urban Reef" selected as design for Robson Street summertime pedestrian plaza

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"Urban Reef" Robson Redux

From 78 spectacular entries submitted from around the world, the “Urban Reef” design has been chosen as the winner of the Robson Redux design competition.

The design was created by Kaz Bremner, Jeremiah Deutscher, Michael Siy and Kenneth Navarra – a team of local architects, designers and carpenters. A sculpture that invites people to sit, relax and play, “Urban Reef” was reviewed by a jury that took into consideration creativity, design originality, feasibility and this year’s theme of “connection.”"Urban Reef" Robson Redux 2

Image: VIVA Vancouver

VIVA Vancouver’s Robson Redux design-build competition invited emerging and professional designers to submit their design ideas for turning Robson Street into a pedestrian place. For the past three years, the 800-block of Robson has transformed throughout the summer months to encourage people to slow down, pause and connect with each other in an inviting urban setting.

A design honorarium and up to $40,000 will cover costs of materials, fabrication, construction, installation and de-installation.

Installation of Urban Reef will take place in the early part of summer, and it will be accessible from Canada Day (July 1st) through the Labour Day long weekend (September 1st).

Featured Image: VIVA Vancouver

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