2013 PARKit Design Challenge Finalists
The 2013 PARKit Design Challenge was the inaugural edition of the design-build component of the PARKit Program. We received many fantastic submissions. Take-Out, the winning submission, was awarded $12,000 to fabricate and install their design.
Take-Out was installed on July 9, 2013 and was on-site until mid-September. It was accompanied by a variety of rotating food trucks.
By Matthew Thomson, Erika Mashig, Nathan Lee, Trevor Coghill and Frica Construction
The concept of Take-Out is inspired by the simple origami form of a white take-out food container. The design utilizes the take-out boxes as planters and table posts that support eat-in counters, creating a unique, engaging and universal social space perfect for meeting, relaxing and outdoor dining.
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By Amy Tsang, Carlos Guerrero, Lehran Haché and Bryce Gauthier
Spice Market conceptualizes a place where food comes alive through plants, colours and materials that transform the space into a sensual experience. The design celebrates the culinary diversity that thrives in Surrey, due to its array of languages, cultures and beliefs.
By Dah-Wea Yan and Grace Lee
Urban Funk seeks to invigorate underutilized and unappreciated urban space in the downtown core of Surrey. The design idea transforms the space into a community focal point using clean, straight lines of funky pink to create a mini-urban oasis where meaningful and spontaneous social interaction can occur.
By Mary Wong and Julie Wong
Camp-a-lot builds off the pleasant nostalgia of summer camp, welcoming residents and commuters to serendipitous discovery of parking logs in place of their everyday parking lot. Camp-a-lot serves as an urban meeting place for the lively social interaction and friendly sharing of public space.
By Megan Walker and Footprint Eco-builders
Pipe Dreams pop-up park is inspired by the surprise and delight of things that pop, including pop up books, bobbles, bubble gum, soda pop and bubble wrap. Utilizing primarily re-purposed PVC piping, the design creates a sense of enclosure, defined spaces and allows for views and circulation in and out of the space.
Urban Living Room
By Carolyn Kennedy and Paul Dupont
The Urban Living Room celebrates the urban outdoors by inviting the neighbourhood to spend time in an outdoor living room. The space engages passers-by, allowing people to enjoy and explore the paradox of a living room below the SkyTrain tracks.