Competition Winners

A two-month call for re:THINK HOUSING submissions saw almost 70 entries come from around the world including the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, the United States, Australia, Singapore, and Mexico. Winners were selected in two streams: by a jury comprised of members of the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability, as well as by the public through online voting. In just two weeks, 8,000 votes were cast online.

Winning entries will now be submitted to the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability and will be included in their final report to Vancouver City Council in the fall. Spacing Magazine will also publish the winning entries in their Fall 2012 national edition.

Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability Jury’s choices

Building Bold Public:

#56 – “Bridge Housing” - Ian McDonald, Vancouver, Canada

Vibrant Neighbourhoods Public:

#23 - “Thin Streets: Turning Asphalt into Affordable Housing” - Christina DeMarco, Vancouver, Canada

Vibrant Neighbourhoods Private:

#27 – “Human Space: Density for Community and the Socio-Ecological Neighbourhood” - Andrew Neuman, Vancouver, Canada

No winner was selected in Building Bold – Private

People’s choice awards

Building Bold – private land

#112 - Three Degrees of Freedom: A transit-oriented plan to depressurize housing in Vancouver’s semi-urban areas by Theodore Lim and Stephanie Liou

Building Bold – public land

#76 – Cargo park

Vibrant Neighbourhoods – private land

#89 - Home Together, from the Vancouver Association of Collective Housing Enthusiasts” Andrew Martin, Carolyn Shaffer, Sarah Ross and Travis Clyne

Vibrant Neighbourhoods – public land

#70 - Co-Housing With a Twist, from Joanne Lund and Committee

Honourable mentions as selected by the Mayor’s Task Force on Housing Affordability Jury:

#83 – “Community Condos” - Tami Reilly, North Vancouver, Canada

#37 – “Affordable Housing and Heritage Retention: Delamont Park” - Sean McEwen, Vancouver, Canada

#38 – “Self-Managed Low Income Housing” - Lane Waker, Vancouver, Canada

#50 – “In My Backyard” - d'Arcy Jones, Vancouver, Canada

#102 – “Courtyard Housing: A Sustainable Community Model on Standard Private Lots in Vancouver” - Cheryl Wan, Richmond Hill, Canada

#115 – “The Missing Typologies” - Robyn Fenton, Vancouver, Canada