The Urban Reef, a sculptural series of benches and pavilions, will be open to the public throughout the summer.
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.
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.
The entire 800-block of downtown Robson Street will be open as an Urban Reef, 24 hours a day, through September 1, 2014.
To see more architectural design in Vancouver, check out eight great designs in Vancouver from the Dwell archive.