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August 6, 2014
The Urban Reef, a sculptural series of benches and pavilions, will be open to the public throughout the summer.
Wooden public bench in Vancouver

VIVA Vancouver, a city-run organization dedicated to promote walking and spending time outdoors in downtown Vancouver, sponsored a design competition for an outdoor seating arrangement. The winning design, Urban Reef, offers passersby myriad ways to relax in the streets of Vancouver.

 

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Curved wooden public bench in Vancouver

Kaz Bremner, Jeremiah Deutscher, Michael Siy, and Kenneth Navarra, a local team of architects, designers, and carpenters, created Urban Reef, which was selected as the winning design from among 78 entries.

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"Urban reef" public installation in Vancouver

The entire 800-block of downtown Robson Street will be open as an Urban Reef, 24 hours a day, through September 1, 2014.

 

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modern multiunit prefab in Vancouver exterior patio

To see more architectural design in Vancouver, check out eight great designs in Vancouver from the Dwell archive. 

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Wooden public bench in Vancouver

VIVA Vancouver, a city-run organization dedicated to promote walking and spending time outdoors in downtown Vancouver, sponsored a design competition for an outdoor seating arrangement. The winning design, Urban Reef, offers passersby myriad ways to relax in the streets of Vancouver.

 

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