Bowen Island Community Hub
Location: Bowen Island, BC, Canada
Elevation: 300 m. (the front/east side is 300m and the back/west side is 99 m
Lot Area: 32,75 sqm
Project Buildings’ Area: 16000 sqm
Number of Floors: 2 floors
Bowen Island is located just off West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Incorporated as
a municipality on December 4th, 1999, Bowen Island, the "happy isle", has earned its reputation as a laid-back island retreat. The population of around 3,400 is largely comprised of artists, with a good dose of "high-society rural" residents (those who can afford the good life but appreciate the simplicity of island living).
Bowen Island Community Hub
Bowen Island is like a virgin island with single family houses (small buildings) spread in within the green forest. Nature’s healing power is in abundance at this island and the expectation is to stay the same with more common community activities.
For a long time, Islanders have envisioned a place where community can better flourish, and residents’ lives are enriched in multiple and profound ways. Bowen Island people are looking
forward to having a hive of gathering and recreation activities for their small intimate community.
The community is looking forward to having a contemporary creative design that fits in the island while reflecting the current biophilic feel, blending the building with its surroundings.
6,200 sqft Community Spaces
4,000 sqft Art Spaces
2,200 sqft Recreational
4,000 sqft Municipal Office
60% lot coverage
10’ minimum setback from
Requirements and Activities
The Community Centre will bring under one roof recreational facilities, arts programs and spaces, interactive theater,
and urgently needed community facilities for a growing population. The community facilities is to take classes, hold
meetings, and throw parties. It is to seek services and solutions - or just some friendly company on a rainy afternoon.
It's a place to welcome all. A home for Islanders to connect and nurture a sense of belonging through programs aimed
at enhancing health and wellness. A key attribute is its accessibility to Bowen Island green forests, and existing
recreation facilities such as the open fields, tennis court and bike park. No car parking in this lot.
Criteria for Success
-Vibrant urban space/spaces
-Contextual design related to the island’s nature and architecture (traditional houses with no big
Three A1 sheets including plans and 3Ds. PDF file to be uploaded with maximum 15 MB
Non Students $35,
Free for students
Eligibility: Eligible for all
Registration Deadline: 1st June 2021
Submission Deadline: 25th June 2021
Upload your file
Winners will be announced on July 20th 2021
First place winner: $250
First 5 winners: will be featured in the magazine and given certificates
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleCommunity Hub-Bowen Island
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Registration DeadlineJuly 01, 2020 12:51 PM
Submission DeadlineJune 01, 2021 10:53 AM
PriceFree for students, $35 CAD for others