Don’t forget: This Thursday at Robson Square, a panel discussion on the potoptype – the international competition to come up with alternatives to the standard Vancouver podium-and-tower typology:
Where UBC Robson Square Room C150 – (free admission)
When Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:30 pm
Who Moderator: Trevor Boddy
Jury: James Cheng, Oliver Lang, Patricia Patkau,
Brent Toderian, Dr. Rhodri Windsor-Liscombe,
also potogroup and competition winners.
Why As the podium tower typology becomes more than just a little typical in Vancouver’s
cityscape, a group of intern architects asks the world for their opinion of this phenomenon.
A successful exhibition attracted hundreds of interested onlookers to view the entries in the
AIBC Architecture gallery as it was displayed between September and October. As a follow
up, a critical discussion between the jurors, competition organizers (potogroup), and
competition entrants continues the dialogue. A brief introduction of the typology will be
given by moderator Trevor Boddy. Visit www.poto.ca for the competition brief.