The “Pop-Up @ the Square” design competition invites qualified teams and individuals to submit creative design-build concepts to temporarily transform Victoria, Canada’s signature public square into a “pop-up” play destination this summer!
Design teams are encouraged to explore unconventional approaches to “play” that contribute to the architectural character and public realm experience in Centennial Square, in the heart of downtown Victoria, Canada.
The winning design will receive a $5,000 (CAD) award and up to $50,000 (CAD) to design, build and install a playful, playable feature in Victoria’s signature public square. A People’s Choice Award determined through public voting will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
Centennial Square is one of the City’s most popular outdoor event and festival venues. On average, there are programmed activities in the Square 130 days each year, ranging from food truck festivals and dance classes to outdoor markets and concert performances. Creating the opportunity for daily play and vibrancy while allowing the Square to continue to function as a primary outdoor event venue is a key objective of this design competition.
Additional information, application materials, and competition resources are available on the competition website: www.victoria.ca/popupsquare.