Gingham Style

Design a pop-up park in Surrey

Submissions accepted for the 2015 PARKit Design Challenge.

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 are invited to submit their unique ideas for a creative, sustainable, outdoor public space capable of incorporating two “duelling” street pianos.

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).

PARKit Design Challenge entries are due May 1, with the winner announced on May 16.

The site is expected to be installed by June 22, and will remain open through the summer.

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

The 2014 PARKit Challenge winner, “Gingham Style”, was inspired by gingham picnic basket fabric. The design utilized large tables and stools to create a “picnic in the park” feel.

The City developed PARKit in 2012 to create temporary public park space.

The Design Challenge was introduced in 2013 to evolve the concept.

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