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 are encouraged, including teams that include youth members.
A competitor may submit more than one entry provided they are registered separately. Individuals or firms that have any familial or business relationship to members of the jury are ineligible to enter. Those affiliated with a firm that is sponsoring the event are eligible to enter. Jury members will not know the identity of the entries until the winners have been decided.
Registration deadline: October 8th, 2021
Deadline for questions: November 8th, 2021
Submission deadline: January 14th, 2022