City of Vancouver closes streets so people can relax over the summer

VIVA Vancouver is a program run by the city of Vancouver that encourage people to spend more time outside in urban environments. One aspect involves closing off the 800-block of Robson Street in downtown Vancouver for four months to create a pedestrian plaza. The icing on the cake is a public seating installation designed to encourage interaction – which this year goes by the title “Urban Reef.”

Urban Reef is made from a series of different sections that morph together to form one dynamic form. Its unique shape sparks peoples' curiosity and invites them to sit, relax, and play. In the same way that life is attracted to a coral reef, the seats serve as a breeding ground for social interaction and enjoyment.

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