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poto:type Architectural Ideas Competition

Open, international, anonymous, student, ideas

Vancouver, Canada

15 Aug 2007 - Registration Deadline

15 Aug 2007 - Submission Deadline (arrive by 4:00 pm)


Winning Entries:

FOLDING SCRAPER by S. Papitto & G. Evels (Rome, Italy)

PODIUM TOWER by A. M. Kakavandi, F. S. Seiehkalan, N. Lofti, M. Jahanian, F. Bahmani, S. Rezvani (Toronto, Canada)

OTO by J. Kurtz, K. Stitak, K. May, D. McKeown (Cleveland Heights, USA)

Honourable Mentions:
STACKHOUSE by T. Wai, C. Min (Vancouver, Canada)

LOST TYPOLOGIES by D. Jacobson (Vancouver, Canada)
Open, international, anonymous, student, ideas
Vancouver, Canada
18 Jul 2007 - Inquiries Deadline
25 Jul 2007 - Answers Posted
03 Sep 2007 - Registration Deadline
15 Aug 2007 - Submission Deadline (arrive by 4:00 pm)
22 Aug 2007 - Exhibition of All Entries, AIBC Gallery
01-05 Sep 2007 - Jury Deliberation
06 Sep 2007 - Winners Announced
Architects, intern architects, designers and creative thinkers worldwide
James Cheng, MAIBC
Patricia Patkau, MAIBC
Brent Toderian, Director of Planning, City of Vancouver
Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe, Head of Art History, University of British Columbia
George Yu, AIA
1st Prize - CDN$2,500
2nd Prize - CDN$1,500
3rd Prize - CDN$1,000
Honorable Mention per Juror
Potogroup presents an open architectural ideas competition: poto:type. This competition will question the emerging typology originating in Vancouver’s downtown area: podium/tower typology. The podium/tower typology evolved as a response to the cities’ desire to intensify its downtown area by increasing the number of residential units while maintaining pedestrian-friendly streetscapes. Proliferation of this architectural mono-type could potentially create social and economic disparateness while weakening neighborhood identities. Potogroup makes an invitation to the participants to explore, rethink, question and experiment with new ideas that will challenge the concept of the podium/tower. This investigation should encompass formal, programmatic, social and cultural aspects of this specific type. The projects should challenge the logic of the present, formulate new questions, and facilitate variations that will allow new potentials for living and existing in the city. Poto:type should investigate both macro and micro scale as well as examine the notion of ‘vertical sprawl’. Architects, intern architects, designers and creative thinkers all around are encouraged to take part in this challenge to reinvent the ubiquitous Vancouver poto:type and explore viable alternatives for urban densification. The criterion is to explore alternate solutions to the mixed-use/residential typology currently prevalent in Vancouver, with a typical density of FSR 8, and a fictitious site of 120’x600’ with a 300’ ceiling and 4 storey street edge typical of a comprehensive development. It is the competitor’s prerogative to depart from these criteria and propose a project outside these zoning bylaws, but should the entry wish to work within these parameters, competitors may look at the guidelines of the City of Vancouver Comprehensive Developments (CD-1). Regardless, all proposals shouldattempt to incorporate social, regional, economic, technical, and aesthetic elements into the final solution.
Scott Kemp MAIBC, Professional Advisor
Poto:type Architectural Ideas Competition
100 – 440 Cambie Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2N5

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