Picnurbia. The Yellow Picnic Wave.

In the summer, Vancouverites leave their neighbourhoods and head to the beach, thereby inhabiting the edge of the city. PICNURBIA suggests an alternative to this exodus, creating an inland zone for people to gather and picnic in the heart of downtown.

At PICNURBIA, the summer act of picnicking is heightened by an über–picnic-blanket. This undulating landscape provides spaces for people to hang out and play in alternative formations, providing a new experience of urban picnicking.

PICNURBIA offers space for people to come together, relax and watch. Inserted into the urban downtown neighbourhood, a community where people already live, work and visit, the site is intended to become an easily inhabited summer zone, where people may gather to enjoy the long summer days. PICNURBIA is designed to offer an ‘on-the-block’ amenity where people can drop by on purpose or stumble upon more informally as they walk or bike home. This will establish PICNURBIA as a summer node, carried on mouth-to-mouth, “Let’s meet at PICNURBIA

Picnurbia is realised in collaboration with Viva Vancouver and is supported by SYNLawn, suppliers of PICNURBIA's vibrant yellow turf. Engineering services provided by Fast + Epp. Images taken by Krista Jahnke and The Loose Affiliates

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by Loose Affiliates

Umbrella Detail, photo by Loose Affiliates

Bench/Bridge/Table Detail, photo by kristajahnke.com

photo by Loose Affiliates

photo by Loose Affiliates

photo by Loose Affiliates

Detail  

Framework During Construction

Wave sections During Construction

The chosen one  Yellow Turf by Synlawn

Team Carpentry from the City's Mani toba Works Yard. They Rule BigTime!