Design Nerd Jam 5.10 – re:CONNECT
Come! Jam with us on Oct. 21 at the HiVE Vancouver!
We’ll be focusing our efforts on Vancouver’s latest ideas competition – re:CONNECT invites the citizens of Vancouver, to dream new possibilities for the future of the Viaducts and the City’s broader Eastern Core.
Bring food & drink to share – this is a potluck affair! All are welcome – come armed with a playful spirit, an open mind, potluck food, and of course – ideas!
The competition’s site has a ton of background information on the area and on the larger study being undertaken by the City: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/reconnect/index.htm
re:CONNECT challenges the public and design community to give shape to the future of these two specific areas and scales of the city, while also providing a platform for less confined thinking through a ‘wildcard’ category. Here are the three categories in more detail:
1. Connecting the Core (“THE BIG SCALE”) – this component of the competition seeks high-level ideas for the future of Vancouver’s Eastern Core (including the False Creek Flats). Design solutions should seek creative, “big picture” opportunities that envision a sustainable and innovative future for this area as a major component of our City’s green economy.
For more details: Connecting the Core
2. Visualizing the Viaducts – this component of the competition seeks conceptual design ideas for the land currently occupied by the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts or for the structures. All ideas are encouraged, from full-retention with repurposing of the structures and/or land beneath to complete removal and replacement of the viaducts with something entirely different.
For more details: Visualizing the Viaducts
3. The Wildcard – the Wildcard category will consider ideas that push the envelope of creativity in a specific and detailed way. Applicants are encouraged to focus on one element or idea which could revolutionize the way people think about this area of the city. This may be a unique, unexplored use of these lands, or a new spin on the vision or details of the area.
For more details: Wildcard
All submissions must be designated for a single award category. Entrants are allowed one unique submission into each of the three categories with each registration fee.