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November 26, 2011


Public talk with Christos Dikeakos: “How the City Spoke to Us”

By Naomi Horii As part of programming for the Maraya Project, Centre A hosted a public talk by Christos Dikeakos. In this talk, Dikeakos examined “the historical mirroring of land speculation and the building and rebuilding of the city in what he calls “a systemic 'Frontier-ism' of economic behavior” (Dikeakos bio, Maraya Website)
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December 15, 2011

Is the West Coast is the Best Coast?

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December 15, 2011

C'est Genial

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November 30, 2011

Little Path

Path number one created for Maraya project by quinton hofferd
a look at vancouver and dubai
system test

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November 24, 2011

first experiment: the flow of things

patterns, lines and colour

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November 09, 2011


Larry Beasley's Simple Plan

"Cities all over the world, in love with the image of Vancouver as an urban utopia, are eager to clone it. But as former planner Larry Beasley will tell anyone who’ll listen, it’s not quite that easy." - Frances Bula For full article: http://www.vanmag.com/News_and_Features/Larry_Beasleys_Simple_Plan Originally published in Dec 1, 2008
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November 03, 2011


Trevor Boddy's "Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism"

Trevor Boddy writes, " Shaping high density residential environments is the most important issue before urban designers in North America today. As the urban consequences of permanently higher energy costs sets in, and as the benefits to urbanity of properly-managed high density living become ever more evident, new debates are emerging, while old debates are falling away." INSIGHT: Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism: Shaping the High Density City by Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic, The Vancouver Sun September 20, 2005 read more http://www.archnewsnow.com/features/Feature177.htm
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October 25, 2011


Unconscious Sound: Jean Routhier and the History of Soundwalks in Vancouver

Several years in the making, Maraya Projects opens this November at Vancouver’s Centre A. Taking its name from the Arabic word for mirror, Maraya denotes a reflection between “the largest man-made marina in the world” and its inspiration, Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. Many of the consultants and planners who designed the high-end condominiums on Vancouver’s False Creek waterfront later went to work on the opulent Dubai Marina.
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October 25, 2011


Dubai West Feature in Vancouver Magazine

"Almost overnight, the tiny Middle Eastern kingdom of Dubai has transformed from a modest trading port into a glittering Shangri-la—complete with indoor ski hill. Situated at the crossroads of the emerging giant economies—China, India, Russia, the Persian Gulf petro-powers—the city-state draws tourists and foreign investors to its audacious mega-projects, from the world’s largest manmade island to the largest mall.