EVENTS: Tangential Vancouver Exhibit

RUFproject’s Georgia Grind for Tangential Vancouverism

Tangential Vancouverism: Projects for Vancouver’s Urbanism explores the potential for new “urban extensions” to be tenably designed as vibrant constituents of city life in Vancouver.

Our friends at Rural/Urban/Fantasy (RUF) Project, established by Sean Pearson and Alyssa Schwann, have been invited to take part in a critical new exhibit, exploring the future of Vancouver’s urban landscape and the possibilities for re-framing the discussion and the evolution of  Vancouver as a budding metropolis.

Their proposed vision, as pictured above, is summed up well by Azure:

RUFproject tackled the theme of communication, which, Pearson explains, “we interpreted in an architectural sense from the perspective of the new and the old or perhaps better communicated as the new onthe old.”

Called Georgia Grind, RUFproject’s concept is a giant spiralling thoroughfare open to pedestrians. Situated on the ruins of a failed expressway, it would be, according to the firm, “a symbol of achievement and hope for Vancouver, a man-made mountainous pathway for all to exercise or drive upward together while enjoying the majestic view of the north shore and the natural landscape beyond.”

Curated by UBC graduate students Alexandra Kenyon and Alex Buss, Tangential Vancouver is being exhibited between March 2—April 29, 2012. Kenyon and Buss worked together with 5 firms to share new ideas on how to incorporate design and planning powered density and diversity into Vancouver’s changing cityscape. Find out more about the project here.

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