The City of Vancouver has reached a milestone in its bike rack design contest that seeks to find at least one new design for bike racks. Budding designers sent in 450 designs, and a jury has selected 30 for the shortlist.
To make the cut, the design had to meet strict criteria for practicality — and get the nod from the jury. A daunting task.
At the Shortlist Exhibition, you can review all 450, second-guess the jury, and vote for your fave design from the shortlisted 30. It’s well worth the effort, if only to see unbridled creativity applied to a (frankly) mundane object — a bike rack.
Location: City Lab, 511 West Broadway
- Friday June 15, 12pm – 8pm
- Saturday June 16, 10am – 3pm
Below are my 2 choices from the shortlist — plus a few pix from designs that caught my eye for some unknown reason.
A shortlisted rack with some ‘tude.