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17

Sep
2021

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MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Update: Colourful Transformation

On 17, Sep 2021 | In infrastructure, Make, Place, Project | By Admin

It’s been another productive week at MERGEWe want to offer a special thanks to Mark Hersey, Jason Hardy and the team from ​​Solid Rock Fencing for their special attention to detail and careful installation of the 623 colourful acoustic panels. This project is starting to transform the landscape and has already made a huge difference in reducing the traffic noise level in the neighbouring Lynnmour community.

It is all coming together very nicely and everyone is excited to see the wall complete in the next few weeks.  

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall – 2021), will feature twenty naturalistic colours which represent a selection of local flora, fauna and landmarks specific to the Lynnmour community and area. Merge stands at 4m tall and spans 356m along the newly reconfigured section of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) between Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing and Lynn Creek. The acoustic dampening, sound wall sits between the highway and the residential neighbourhood along Keith Road and is clad in colourful powder-coated aluminum panels. The panels have been carefully configured to produce a giant, site-specific spectrum designed to be viewed by both passing traffic and residents in nearby communities.

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19

May
2021

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Whereness turns 5!

On 19, May 2021 | In News, Project | By Admin

Spacemakeplace is celebrating five years since the installation of ‘Whereness’. Located near the Langara /49th Avenue Canada Line Station, ‘Whereness’ was commissioned by Mosaic Homes for the City of Vancouver Public Art Program in 2016.

‘Whereness’ provides a tactile link between the area’s geological past and its current condition. The bottom boulder of the sculpture is a granite glacial erratic, deposited at this address thousands of years ago as a huge ice sheet receded up the Fraser Valley. This very boulder was scanned and replicated six times, then stacked to form a visual puzzle.

The sculpture acknowledges the practice of piling rocks at certain points along pathways to guide travellers crossing the landscape. This simple custom is still common across cultures around the world.

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11

Mar
2021

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MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Update: Waidhofen, Austria

On 11, Mar 2021 | In infrastructure, Make, News, Place, Project | By Admin

Thanks to FORSTER and Rainer Kraft from Kraft Consulting for their recent photos of the colourful acoustic panels that have now been fabricated at Forster’s factory in Waidhofen, Austria.  Later this summer (2021) these panels will be installed along side 356m of Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) between Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing and Lynn Creek in the District of North Vancouver.

The public artwork, MERGE, will feature twenty naturalistic colours representing a selection of local flora, fauna and landmarks specific to the Lynnmour community and area.  The ~620 powder-coated aluminum panels have been carefully configured to produce a giant site-specific spectrum designed to be viewed by both passing traffic and residents in nearby communities.

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

Acoustic Sound Wall Panels for Trans-Canada Highway at Lynnmour Creek, District of North Vancouver, BC

MERGE (Lynnmour Sound Wall) Panels: FORSTER. Waidhofen, Austria

 

 

 

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13

Oct
2018

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New Project: Maple Ridge Community Mosaic

On 13, Oct 2018 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

Thanks to the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadow News for their recent article about our upcoming project at the renovated Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. We’re looking forward to the community workshop series with local groups this November.

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20

Jun
2018

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Newly Planted: GIANT

On 20, Jun 2018 | In Make, News, Place, Project | By Admin

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We are very pleased to announce the recent installation of ‘Giant’, a 71’ tall artwork commissioned by PC Urban for the newly rebuilt Lightworks Building, located at 22 East 5th Avenue in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood.

At 71′ tall, ‘Giant’ represents a juvenile Douglas Fir tree, standing at the approximate height a real Douglas Fir might be in 2018, had it started from seed when the original Lightworks building was first built in 1942.  

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Our special thanks to Gerald Nimchuk and his great team at East Van Vinyl for their expert printing and precision installation.  East Van Vinyl are located on 6th Avenue, only one block away from GIANT!  Thank you also to Wade Girgulis, Project Manager at PC Urban and Jan Ballard and her team at Ballard Fine Art for this opportunity.

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GIANT installation half way.  The installation took place in two phases and took four days to complete.

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On the doors at the main entrance to the Lightworks Building the GIANT image is fritted inside the glass panes for added protection

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15

Feb
2017

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Winter WHERENESS

On 15, Feb 2017 | In News, Project | By Admin

WHERENESS covered in February snow at Cambie St & 50th

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05

Aug
2016

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‘Whereness’ Installed!

On 05, Aug 2016 | In Make, News, Place, Project, Space | By Admin

WHERENESS, located at Cambie & 50th, Vancouver.  More here.  Happy to announce that the new public artwork ‘Whereness’ was successfully installed at the Cambria site in early August 2016.  Landscaping at base coming soon.

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04

Aug
2015

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CITY FABRIC Photoshoot

On 04, Aug 2015 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

We had a fun morning photographing CITY FABRIC from a 125′ boom lift.

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Thanks to United Rentals and the great team at GNW Scene Shop for their generous support and assistance!

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CITY FABRIC is installed and open to the public under the south end of Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge from August 1 to September 30, 2015.

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14

Jul
2015

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Fantasma @ Project Space

On 14, Jul 2015 | In Make, News, Place | By Admin

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Fantasma Viaduct Prints

Project Space – Monthly Open Studio: Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt

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Join Project Space for their Monthly Open Studio presentation of “Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt (We Build A New City),” an exhibition of photographic works based on themes of architecture and urbanism that features artwork by Rebecca Bayer, David Gregory and Ryan Ming. A special edition zine and series of postcards realized for the exhibition will be available.

“Fantasma” is a series by Rebecca Bayer and David Gregory that explores the potential of space beneath Vancouver’s viaduct infrastructure. These images layer a repeated silk-screened pattern, derived from the negative space surrounding the Dunsmuir Viaduct, over alternately processed photographs developed on rag paper.

“Moving on Up” is a series of photographs Ryan Ming has taken throughout Vancouver, documenting various forms of high-rise housing developments built in the 1960s and 70s. The images display an interchangeability in the appearance of raw concrete and geometrics that seem indistinguishable from postwar housing estates in Europe.

REBECCA BAYER is an artist and architectural designer whose work concentrates on ways people interact with the materiality of the city.

DAVID GREGORY is a photographer who focuses on Vancouver as both a subject and a backdrop, addressing ideas concerning public and private space.

RYAN MING is a Vancouver-based writer and artist. His photography examines themes of time, urban fragments and landscape documentation, utilizing a cinematographic approach.

 

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04

Jul
2015

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CITY FABRIC – coming soon

On 04, Jul 2015 | In Make, News, Project, Research | By Admin

It’s been several years in the works but CITY FABRIC is now underway and due for installation under the south end of Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge this Summer.  Rebecca (spacemakeplace) and Matthew Soules (MSA) have recently been material testing.  More to come soon…

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Matthew, Rebecca, Jeff and Cam testing the rigging system for CITY FABRIC

 

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30

Jun
2015

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BOUNTY – public art proposal

On 30, Jun 2015 | In Place, Proposal, Research | By Admin

“The [Burrard] Inlet and Indian Arm have been a source of sustenance for the Tsleil-Waututh people since time out of mind. Our Elders taught us that when the tide went out, the table was set. Industrial development over the past 75 years has made it impossible for our children to enjoy the natural resources that our grandmothers and grandfathers enjoyed.”   – Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation

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Native B.C. Little Neck Clam

BOUNTY is a public art proposal by spacemakeplace inspired by a quote from Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. Her people have lived on the shores around Burrard Inlet for millennia. BOUNTY is intended to honor the commitment and spirit of many local communities situated in Vancouver, especially around Burrard Inlet, who are stewards of our waters, air and land.

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BOUNTY Concept Image

BOUNTY abstracts a Littleneck Clam, native to Burrard Inlet, by enlarging it to the size of seating and then casting it in white Ductal®, an ultra-high performance concrete. Ductal® has a fine, shell-like finish and can render realistic detail but is incredibly resilient to hostile environments and so is a perfect material for use in public art where tactility and durability are important.

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BOUNTY Concept Layout

The outsize proportion of the clam sculpture signifies the abundance, or BOUNTY of seafood that a clean and healthy Burrard Inlet can provide. Three clams are proposed to be clustered in a public plaza in Port Moody, BC. as a monument to this important body of water.

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01

Jun
2015

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STORYTELLING – getting ready for final production

On 01, Jun 2015 | In Make, News, Project | By Admin

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Storytelling – Final Production Drawings

The final production drawings are ready.  Next step is the fabrication and preparation to install STORYTELLING this Fall at Chief Mathias Joe Park in North Vancouver, BC.

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