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Movers & spacers: Winning landscape architects champion smart, fun public areas

Hapa is on the front page of the Arts and Life section of The Vancouver Sun this weekend.  The article highlights our project at Main and 18th in Vancouver, which received a 2014 Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.  Mid Main was one of only two projects from BC to win an award this year, the other by Richard Findlay also featured in the article.  We are very happy to share the accolades with Joe McLeod and Tiina Mack at the Vancouver Park Board, who shepherded the project to completion.

Mid Main has also been recently added to a couple blogs, ASLA Dirt and Landezine, featuring the excellent photography of Kristopher Grunert.

“The Hang Out” 2014 Parkit Challenge, City of Surrey

The first PARKit was developed April 2012 as a pilot project in coordination with Party for the Planet. In 2013, the PARKit Design Challenge was introduced by the City of Surrey, a successful public design-build competition for the a summertime pop-up park, adjacent to Surrey Central SkyTrain station, in the North Surrey Recreation Centre parking lot.

Hapa Collaborative won last year and competing again this year collaborating with Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group, WestCan Scaffolding and  American Fabricators.  Will we take this home again with our Hapa “Hang Out” theme???  Stay tuned.

For more information click the link below.

Park It 2014 – Hang Out PDF

Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Open House

In collaboration with the City of Vancouver, Nick Milkovich Architects, Matthew Soules Architecture and Urban Forum Associates, Hapa would like to invite you to come down to Robson Square to view and comment on our schemes for the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery and the completion of Robson Square at the first of two open houses, Tuesday October 1st and Saturday October 5th.

Our team has developed three options for the plaza that responds to the aspirations of the city, our stakeholders and the public, all with the intention of commencing the initial phase of the work to re-waterproof the underground spaces of the Vancouver Art Gallery. The images here are a bit of a sneak preview of a couple of our schemes!

Looks forward toseeing you all there.

Navy Monument

Hapa Collaborative is the landscape architect for the winner of the Canadian Navy Monument competition. The team of Hapa Collaborative, Al McWilliams, Joost Bakker, and Bruce Haden was the unanimous choice from the five shortlisted teams in the competition for the newest memorial in the nation’s capital. The site, located at Richmond Landing on the banks of the Ottawa River and within view of Parliament Hill, will commemorate 100 years of naval history in Canada. Hapa will complete working drawings and construction on the site over the coming months in preparation for the unveiling in the spring of 2012.


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