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Sea2City Design Challenge

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The City of Vancouver is launching the Sea2City Design Challenge (Sea2City) to help inform a framework and vision to guide urban development and ecological
revitalization in Vancouver’s False Creek floodplain, a highly valued and constrained urban waterway in the heart of the city. The innovative and exciting design challenge will engage two multidisciplinary teams through a competitive application process to work co-operatively with the City of Vancouver to explore adaptation approaches for sea level rise, expand flood management approaches, and increase public awareness of climate change and sea level rise.

Sea2City will include a creative and interactive public engagement and communications program that will run from September 2021 to July 2022.

Two participating design teams will be selected through a competitive application process to:

– Participate in three rounds of public engagement and activities.

– Provide a comprehensive design package for a preferred conceptual coastal flood management approach for two sites in False Creek (Each design team will be responsible for two sites).

– Provide illustrative concepts showing where future coastal flood management approaches and/or structures could be developed along the currently unprotected portions of the False Creek shoreline.

– Participate in a one-day, inter-team design charrette at the conclusion of the Sea2City to apply lessons learned through the challenge process to a fifth site

– Produce a final set of materials designed to inspire and inform the community and the city.

The Sea2City challenge sites represent the varied land use typologies found in False Creek along with a range of coastal flood management constraints and opportunities. The sites include high density mixed-use neighbourhoods, mixed-use local commercial areas, and valued parks and public spaces. Participating teams will be guided by the design principles developed through the 2021 False Creek Coastal Adaptation Plan, while evaluation of the concept designs will be directed by shared community values that were identified in the same project. Sea2City will also include additional guidance and input from xwməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose unceded, ancestral, traditional territories Vancouver and False Creek is located.


Short Description

The City of Vancouver is launching the Sea2City Design Challenge (Sea2City) to help inform a framework and vision to guide urban development and ecological
revitalization in Vancouver’s False Creek floodplain, a highly valued and constrained urban waterway in the heart of the city. The innovative and exciting design challenge will engage two multidisciplinary teams through a competitive application process to work co-operatively with the City of Vancouver to explore adaptation approaches for sea level rise, expand flood management approaches, and increase public awareness of climate change and sea level rise.




Organizer

City of Vancouver

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

The amount budgeted for the professional fees for Sea2City is between $175,000 and $225,000 per team. Total fees include all applicable taxes and expenses, including travel. The City of Vancouver will support non-monetary benefits through a project marketing and communications program, including a dedicated project website, dedicated social media accounts, and regular project press releases to major national and international media outlets.

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

Respondents can be either teams or individual firms. It is expected that teams will be led by a qualified and experienced landscape architect, urban designer, urban planner, engineer, or architect. The City encourages teams to include other relevant specialists. Teams should possess experience in successfully handling inclusive
and complex design and planning processes, including experience in environmental planning, climate adaptation, designing for universal accessibility, ecological regeneration, social inclusivity, coastal planning, and livability in urban spaces. Teams must also demonstrate an in-depth understanding of climate change adaptation and approaches to achieving resilience. The City encourages collaboration between local, national and international professionals.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens June 15, 2021
Registration Closes July 13, 2021
Deadline to Submit Project July 13, 2021
Winners announcement Date

Languages

English

Location of Competition

Vancouver, Canada

Location of Project (if developed)

Vancouver, Canada

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

S2C-infoteams_v4.pdf

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