Urban Agriculture on Vancouver’s Viaducts
re|CONNECT An Open Ideas Competition
re:CONNECT invites the citizens of Vancouver, to join with local and international designers to ignite discussion and dream new possibilities for the future of the Viaducts and the City’s broader Eastern Core.
Visualizing the Viaducts – Submission #23 (above)
The idea of the picnic is traditionally associated with celebrating food and play while bringing people together to create a rich experience. Situated on the border of several communities, Picnic Park encourages neighbourhoods to use the site as if it was their own backyard. The different spaces of the site, such as the orchard, waterfront or meadow offer a variety of spaces for a multitude of eating and picnicking experiences.
The Wildcard – Submission #33
Inspired by New York’s ‘Highline’ elevated park and the bustling pedestrian zones of Far Eastern cities, this proposal envisions the Georgia Viaduct as an elevated greenway replete with footpaths, orchards and vegetable gardens as well as plantings attractive to butterflies and birds. The pedestrian zones underneath would be lined with densely spaced, micro-storefronts that would be made available inexpensively to small-scale, locally-based entrepreneurs, food vendors etc.
The Wildcard – Submission #10
Vancouver Urban Farm Precinct
The missing piece of the goal for Vancouver to become the greenest city by 2020 is our very own urban farm precinct. False Creek Flats presents a unique and unparallel opportunity for the realization of the largest urban farm precinct.
This is a chance for us to change the world, right here in Vancouver.
This is Vancouver.
This is the Future.