poto:type competition

Potogroup presents an open architectural ideas competition: poto:type. This competition will question the emerging typology originating in Vancouvers downtown area: podium/tower typology.

Potogroup makes an invitation to the participants to explore, rethink, question and experiment with new ideas that will challenge the concept of the podium/tower. This investigation should encompass formal, programmatic, social and cultural aspects of this specific type. The projects should challenge the logic of the present, formulate new questions, and facilitate variations that will allow new potentials for living and existing in the city. poto:type should investigate both macro and micro scale as well as examine the notion of vertical sprawl.

The deadline for questions is July 18, 2007, and answers will be posted on the website at www.poto.ca on July 25, 2007. August 15, 2007 is the submission deadline. Jury deliberation (professional advisor will be present) will take place from September 1 5, 2007. All entries will be exhibited at the AIBC Gallery on August 22, 2007, and presentation of winning entries along with a public forum will be held at the AIBC on September 6, 2007.

Jury members are: James Cheng, MAIBC; Patricia Patkau, MAIBC; Brent Toderian, Director of Planning, City of Vancouver; Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe Head of Art History, University of British Columbia; and George Yu, AIA.

The awards are as follows: first place receives $2,500; second place receives $1,500; and third place receives $1,000. Each juror will also name an honourable mention.

For more information, please visit www.poto.ca.