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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 09:39 AM

The City of Victoria has announced a pop-up design competition for Ship Point on the Inner Harbour.

 

Urban designers, industrial designers, architects, landscape architects, contemporary artists and creative types are invited to submit concepts for a temporary pop-up public space at Ship Point.

 

The Prize: The winning team will receive a $5,000 award and up to $35,000 to design, build and install an irresistible place that pops!

Submission Deadline:  Submissions must be received by midnight on Friday, May 13, 2016.

 

Timelines: The winner will be announced on June 3 and installation will take place in July to be enjoyed during the summer and fall. The temporary installation will be removed in October.

 

Jury Details:  A panel of six qualified jurors will judge submissions based on the following criteria: social interaction and connection, aesthetics and originality, function and context, sustainability and feasibility.

 

Further details: http://www.victoria....ompetition.html


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#2 Nparker

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 09:54 AM

And here's the winning entry info: http://www.timescolo...haped-1.2273095
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If the installation isn't completed until the end of July and removed in October, what really is the point of all of this?



#3 rambaldi

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 06:41 PM

The installation is now up and covered with shoeprints



#4 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 06:57 PM

And here's the winning entry info: http://www.timescolo...haped-1.2273095

If the installation isn't completed until the end of July and removed in October, what really is the point of all of this?

 

The proposals were judged by a jury of five on social interaction and connection, esthetics and originality, function and context, sustainability and feasibility.

 

Installation of Pop-Up Ships is expected to be completed by late July. The team will receive a $5,000 award and up to $35,000 for the design, build and installation.

 

- See more at: http://www.timescolo...h.zZLMMhHj.dpuf

 

Well, they were judged on sustainability, so who knows.  Up to $13,000 per month for some seats.


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#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 07:38 AM

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City of Victoria photo.


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#6 Bingo

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:25 AM

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The city PAID for that?

How do they pop up and are they durable enough to skateboard over?


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#7 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:33 AM

It's actually a bit nicer than I thought.  If it was permanent, it might be cool.  But it's made of wood, and it's already getting badly soiled, and washing the paint might not work as well as, say, washing a high gloss paint on smooth concrete...

 

And a couple of them are made of simple fabric, like the tallest/steepest oneFile_001 (3).jpeg File_000 (5).jpeg File_002 (3).jpeg File_004.jpeg File_002 (2).jpeg File_006.jpeg File_005.jpeg File_003.jpeg .


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#8 Bingo

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:49 AM

Congratulation VHF on your much improved photography skills.


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#9 Mike K.

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:08 AM

Haha, that's actually quite cute! I like it!


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#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 10:14 AM

Haha, that's actually quite cute! I like it!

 

I like it too.  But I don't like the $13,000/mo. price tag.

 

Right beside it you have the actual Ship Point docks, and yesterday it's full of vendors and food trucks.  All of them paying money to be there, serving up loads of customers.  And making money for the Harbour Authority - that has no taxing power.

 

Next door, you have an art display, serving a few people, earning no money but costing the CoV $40,000 for 3 months.  And they have the taxing power to just get that money from us 


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#11 Greg

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:20 PM

Public art is not an uncommon thing in an area that lives on tourism. I have no problem with it.



#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 12:24 PM

Public art is not an uncommon thing in an area that lives on tourism. I have no problem with it.

 

At $13,000/mo. we could do much better.

 

We'd be better off renting a Ferris wheel.


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#13 Nparker

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 05:36 PM

I checked this out in person today. It's kinda cool, but I was amazed at how scuffed-up it is already.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 09:49 AM

this must be an old article as it's november now. they also got the city wrong. still pretty cool that they were interested in it though:

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http://www.designboo...ria-11-13-2016/
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:29 AM

Design concepts released for Inner Harbour's Ship Point beautification project

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#16 RFS

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:39 AM

I doesnt look bad but I agree with other posters there are too many open grassy areas. It looks sort of like the aesthetic of the vancouver conference centre waterfront area but not as built out/not as much retail/restaurants

#17 Nparker

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:44 AM

...It looks sort of like the aesthetic of the Vancouver conference centre waterfront area but not as built out/not as much retail/restaurants

In other words nothing much to draw people to the area half of the year.



#18 rambaldi

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:34 AM

"Last week, the City of Victoria unveiled a detailed design concept of its master plan for Ship Point. On Tuesday, the public is invited to an information session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Hall antechamber. A draft plan is expected to be brought before council in June."

http://www.timescolo...park-1.23300839



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

"Last week, the City of Victoria unveiled a detailed design concept of its master plan for Ship Point. On Tuesday, the public is invited to an information session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the City Hall antechamber. A draft plan is expected to be brought before council in June."

http://www.timescolo...park-1.23300839

 

Looks like you can easily fit 40-50 tents on the green space!


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#20 rambaldi

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:44 PM

And those tents won't be oTENTiks!



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