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

The Objective:

Bowen Island is sort of 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 therefore the expectation is to remain an equivalent with more common community activities.
For an extended time, Islanders have envisioned an area 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 his or her small intimate community.
The community is looking forward to having a up to date creative design that matches within the island while reflecting the present biophilic feel, blending the building with its surroundings.

Space Program
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
all directions

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 require classes, hold
meetings, and throw parties. it’s to hunt services and solutions – or simply some friendly company on a rainy afternoon.
It’s a place to welcome all. A home for Islanders to attach and nurture a way 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 like the open fields, court and bike park. No car parking during this lot.

Criteria for Success

-Innovative concepts
-Inviting building/buildings
-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

Submission Fee:
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.

  • Title

    Community Hub-Bowen Island
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    July 01, 2020 12:51 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    June 01, 2021 10:53 AM
  • Venue

  • Price

    Free for students, $35 CAD for others

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