April 05, 2005

UBC Architectural Contest

If you are a UBC student, alumni or staff member I encourage you to vote in the University Boulevard Architectural Competition. Once you log in you will be able to view the three finalists. You can see them here without having to log in.

I was on campus today and checked out the presentations in the Belkin art gallery. Team A's entry looks nice but it does too much and I have questions about the long term maintainability of the covered area and the stream between East Mall and Main Mall.

I voted for Team C because it is the only one that doesn't treat the underground bus loop as a dungeon and it felt like the least offensive entry. The buildings are a bit boxy but they don't seem like they are as invasive as the other teams' buildings.

Posted by bforsyth at April 5, 2005 03:42 PM

alum can vote!
i went for team A as it seemed like they spent the most time on the project. but it looks really small to me. is it the centre for ANTS?

Posted by: beth at April 7, 2005 10:58 AM