FrontierSpace Competition & Event / Vancouver, 2005

FrontierSpace Competition & Event
Client: Gastown Business Improvement Association

FrontierSpace was an initiative to get people to rediscover the alleys in historic Gastown through an urban installation and three days of events attended by more than 3000 visitors. The urban installation was designed through an open international competition. Tokyo architects Matsuoka and Tamura won with their concept called “Balloon Caught.” They received an Architectural Review Emerging Architects award for their design.

Helena Grdadolnik lead the project with the group Space Agency and the project was funded through support from the Gastown BIA, the Vancouver Real Estate Foundation and the Federal Government’s Western Economic Diversification program.