Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Sunbeds Built Into Its Stairway Hangouts


The point of VWBCI is to open local minds to outside practices, concepts, and ideas that might stand to improve our greater civic situation in a parallel universe where coolness was valued more than practicality and funds spent on public works of art were raised by way of a special NIMBY tax levied against serial complainers.


(via) Polish design firm No Studio created these urban “intervention” micro-installations for a local architecture festival, inserting them into a neglected set of concrete stairs next to the River Oder in the western city of Wroclaw. Downtown Vancouver has its fair share of under-utilized or semi-decorative stairs that could benefit from a similar treatment – eg. Vag, Waterfront Centre, Coal Harbour Marina, Cathedral Square, Crosstown Steps, et cetera. Granted, these are already well-established spots for chilling out, but making them more magnetic and comfortable – in summer at least – could only be to the net benefit of a city totally bewitched by its own “liveable” bullshit.

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