Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where's the Square?

The Vancouver Public Space Network is a grassroots collective that engages in advocacy, outreach and education on public space issues in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. This includes promoting creative, community-friendly urban design, fostering public dialogue and democratic debate, and devising creative ways to re-green the neglected corners, alleys and forgotten spaces of the city.

The Vancouver Public Space Network is currently running a Design Ideas Competition. The “Where’s the Square?” contest is open to anyone including city-lovers, planners, artists, philosophers, architects, urbanists, or anyone else who feels like they have an interesting and innovative plan for a grand gathering place inside the city boundaries.

The competition does have some parameters covering the size, accessibility, programming and utility of the square but most of it is up to the designer - there is no set location in mind, instead they are looking for entrants to come up with a plan for where the square could be situated.

The “Where’s the Square?” Competition runs until March 20, 2009 and is open to individuals or teams. There will be two prizes, based on a juried review of the entries as well as a “people’s choice award.”

For more information or to enter visit the VPSN's Where's the Square? website.

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