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PARKit Design Challenge

City of Surrey
Date of Event: 
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:30pm to Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:30pm


Surrey’s PARKit Design Challenge 2015-Dueling Pianos
The City of Surrey is calling for submissions in the 2015 PARKit Design Challenge, a competition for the design and installation of a summertime pop-up park in Surrey City Centre. 
Individuals and groups (students and professionals) are invited to submit their unique ideas for a creative, sustainable, outdoor public space capable of supporting 2 street pianos, part of the Pianos on the Street program. The winning team will receive $15,000 to fabricate and install their design. Honorariums will be awarded to second ($500) and third place teams ($250).   

The PARKit site is located adjacent to Surrey Central SkyTrain station, in the North Surrey Recreation Centre parking lot. This area has become an important pedestrian hub, linking SFU Surrey, Central City Mall and City Hall with the SkyTrain.

PARKit Design Challenge entries are due May 1, with the winner announced on May 8.  The site is expected to be installed by June 22, and will remain open through the summer. A site meeting is planned for March 24 at 10 am. We ask all applicants to register for the program and RSVP for the site meeting by sending an email to beautification@surrey.ca with your contact information. Students are especially encouraged to apply!

shira standfield
13450 104 Ave
Surrey, BC V3T1V8
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins