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Artful Seating

Went downtown last Friday night to take in the hustle and bustle. Came across this beautiful bench on Robson Street near Burrard. It was part of the VIVA 2012 Initiative, the program that closes off select streets throughout the summer, so people can party without getting run over.

The bench – or Urban Pasture, as it’s called – was a collaboration between FSOARK Architecure, the City of Vancouver and Café Crepe. Fast & Epp were the structural engineers, the same brilliant group that helped me with my solar bike tree. Those engineers don’t take a backseat to anyone when it comes to engineering public art.

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