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Robson Square's Unique Urban Reef


Robson Square has been selected as the new location for a unique style of modern outdoor design. The approved "Urban Reef" plaza design will be constructed right at Robson Square above the UBC Ice Rink and steps away from the Vancouver Art Gallery. The whole idea is to create an area that invites people to sit, relax and play.


There were 78 entries into the Robson Redux design competition and the Urban Reef design, created by Kaz Bremner, Jeremiah Deutscher, Michael Siy and Kennth Navarra, was chosen as the winner. These local architects, designers and carpenters will provide a very unique design perspective in one of the busiest outdoor areas in the city.


For the past 3 years, the city has been transforming the 800 block of Robson street, more commonly called Robson Square, into unique and appealing outdoor spaces for tourists and locals alike. The idea is to encourage individuals to slow down, pause and connect with others in a unique and inviting urban space.


The installation will start in June to be ready for July 1st Canada Day and will last until Labour Day, where it will be deconstructed afterwards.


With the announcement of the new Microsoft office in newly renovated Pacific Centre with 400+ jobs, this unique outdoor space will now offer a perfect relaxation place outside in the sun!

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