Presented by: The Vancouver Urbanarium Society
Approved By: The Architectural Institute of British Columbia
The Urbanarium has issued an invitation to designers around the world to develop and present innovative solutions that enhance community vitality. Existing monocultural single-family neighbourhoods need to densify with Missing Middle housing, but that on its own isn’t enough. Those neighbourhoods also need a variety of activities to thrive. This competition asks entrants to add new mixed-use functionality to skillfully enhance densifying areas, building on lessons learned during the pandemic. Welcome to The Mixing Middle.
Overall Winner $10,000 CAD
Second Prize $5,000 CAD
Third Prize $3,000 CAD
5 Honourable Mentions $1,500 CAD each
Planners' Prize $10,000 CAD
This is a competition open to anyone from anywhere.
a) Entrants need not be registered professionals or local.
b) Entrants may be teams or individuals.
c) Multi‐disciplinary teams and teams that include youth members are encouraged.
d) A competitor may submit more than one entry provided they are registered separately.
Entrants that have business relationships with members of the jury or advisors of the competition should not discuss their entries with those members. Jury members will not know the identity of the entries until the winners have been decided. Jury sees only anonymous entries. Those affiliated with a firm that is sponsoring the competition are eligible to enter as are those that work for the same municipalities as members on the Planners’ Advisory Group. Immediate family members and employees of design firms of jury members are not eligible to enter.
There is a $120 fee per registration. If the registration fee is prohibitive to you entering, fees can be waived upon request.
Registration deadline: November 2nd, 2021
Deadline for questions: November 16th, 2021
Submission deadline: January 14th, 2022
The Mixing Middle Competition, anchored programming, policy impact proposals, and other outputs from the competition will work to reflect and honour Indigenous perspectives and elevate respectful approaches to land use and land rights planning, policy, practices and governance.