The FormShift Winners: Panel discussion Wednesday

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We've been wanting to write about FormShift here over the past few months, but have not found the time so far. This release came out today about a Wednesday event that many of our readers might like to attend around this Vancouver-focused creative urban competition...

Meet the winners of the FormShift competition and join a panel of insightful Vancouverites in a discussion of the issues raised by the competition.

May 6, 7:30 pm
Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission is free; reservations are required.
Email or call 778.782.5100

FormShift was a design ideas design competition jointly organized by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver. The challenge: how can Vancouver literally give shape to its goals of greener and denser development while improving the city's overall livability?

FormShift had three competition categories:

  • Vancouver Primary for a mixed-use site along a major Vancouver street that includes a rapid transit station;
  • Vancouver Secondary for a small residential site in an established Vancouver neighbourhood near public transit; and
  • Vancouver Wild Card for a design idea that pushes the envelope of sustainable design and community building for Vancouver.

After a presentation of the winners, there will be a panel discussion moderated by City Program Director Gordon Price, consisting of architect Peter Busby, journalists Frances Bula and David Beers, City Planning Director Brent Toderian and developer Norm Shearing.

For information on FormShift, visit:

FormShift Sponsors: Architectural Institute of British Columbia, City of Vancouver. Supported by: Parklane Homes, Wall Financial Corporation, The PCI Group, Grosvenor, The Tyee, mgb

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