2015 Winners

Winning design: Porch Parade
Design team: Design With Company - Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer

People’s Choice Winner: #icu
Design team: Jeanie Lim, Jason Pielak, Grace Chang, Christine Chung, and Samuel McFaul

Honourable Mention: Robson Reclaimed
Design team: Haeccity Studio Architecture – Travis Hanks and Shirley Shen; Basic Re-Purpose Design – Theunis Snyman; and Jorge Roman

Honourable Mention: Greenest Block
Design team: D’Arcy Jones Architecture – D’Arcy Jones, Matthew Ketis-Bendena, Craig Bissell, Dea Knight, and Caralyn Jeffs

To learn more about these designs, make sure you visit the Winners page.


Thanks to everyone who entered Robson Redux 2015! We received over 80 local and international entries, some from as far away as Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, and Vienna.

The goal of VIVA Vancouver's Robson Redux competition is to temporarily transform the iconic 800-block of Robson Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada, into an inviting and enjoyable pedestrian plaza for the summer season.

The theme of the competition is connection: people's connection to one another and to urban space. Like last year, a jury has selected a single winning team to design, build and install a temporary public space installation for summer 2015.

Voting for the People’s Choice Winner ran online and in person at the Museum of Vancouver until March 15.

Robson Redux Exhibition

Thanks to the Museum of Vancouver for partnering with VIVA on a two week exhibition from February 28 to March 15, which showcased all of the entries received as part of the 2015 competition. Highlights include,

  • A Talk & Tour held on March 5 to go behind the scenes and below the surface of this uniquely Vancouver public space design competition.

  • The People's Choice voting launch party on March 6. For photos, please visit VIVA’s photo album and storify

2014 Robson Redux Winner: Urban Reef

Video by Latreille Delage Photography