Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to announce the winner of its design competition: “Macro Maki” invites festivalgoers to don pillow-sized sushi costumes and stage selfies on stage designed as an oversized wooden sushi tray. This quirky, interactive installation will be presented at the 41th annual Powell Street Festival, August 5 and 6th, 2017.
The winning project was created by 1st-year Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture students at UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA): Arkgo Chen, Yilang Kang, Jivan Khera, Alex Laos and Divine Ndemeye. The team has been awarded a $1000 prize, a production budget and mentorship from Bing Thom Architects (BTA) and Abaton Projects. An honorable mention was awarded to Jérémie Dussault-Lefebvre and Sebastien Roy for their entry “Bloom, Insens and Sun”.
The Design Competition for Powell Street Festival is a partnership between PSFS, BTA and Abaton Projects and is financially supported by PFS Studio and Hapa Collaborative as well as several private donors. The jury included landscape architect Kelty McKinnon of PFS Studio, architect Steve McFarlane of Office of McFarlane Biggar, architect Inge Roecker of ASIR architekten and UBC SALA, and representatives from PSFS, BTA and Abaton Projects. Their selection of “Macro Maki” was a unanimous decision.
Do you have a Japanese Canadian or Downtown Eastside community related event? Powell Street Festival Society is pleased to offer our community partners the opportunity to submit their own special events. We will publicize suitable events and activities. It’s our little way of saying thank you for your hard work in our community! Send us via Community Event Submission Form.