Vancouver’s GBL Architects Takes Second Place in Portland’s AIA Annual International Design Competition

Vancouver's GBL Architects Takes Second Place in Portland's AIA Annual International Design Competition

(Image: Courtesy of GBL Architects)

Vancouver-based GBL Architects have taken second place in Portland’s AIA annual international design competition, entitled Stitch II.

GBL have named their scheme “Entwine” to describe their efforts to adapt and reappropriate existing marginalized sites within city centres, in the context of limited expansion opportunities within our increasingly densifying urban cores. The linear arrangement of vacant lots below the 405 bridge in downtown Portland present a series of impermeable spaces that in their existing state contribute little to the connection between the adjacent Alphabet Neighbourhood and Pearl District.

For additional information on the Portland AIA competition and GBL Architects.

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