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
Submission Deadline: 14 January 2022
Jury Deliberation: 29 January 2022
Awards Presentation: 4 February 2022
Exhibition & Party: 25 February 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.