Chard Development Ltd., through the City of North Vancouver Developer Public Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create a public artwork for their mixed-use, purpose-built rental redevelopment at 1441 St. Georges Avenue in the heart of Central Lonsdale in the City of North Vancouver.
Located east of Lonsdale Avenue and across the street from Lions Gate Hospital, the project site is bounded by East 15th Street to the north, St Georges Avenue to the east and a rear lane to the south. The location marks the subtle transition between two distinct areas, bridging the commercial zone of Lonsdale Avenue with the residential zone to the east. The eastern part of the site consists of an existing 16-storey purpose built rental tower. The western part of the project includes a new 23-storey mixed-use rental building above double height, street level retail space with an inter-block pedestrian corridor and plaza. The goal is to further reinforce and enhance the pedestrian experience at street level. The walkway and plaza are provided as a public amenity space for residents, visitors and the community.
This public walkway would be an ideal location for public art as it will activate and highlight the burgeoning mid-block pedestrian network through the Central Lonsdale area. The artwork could be one stand alone piece, serving as a landmark or gateway into the space or a series of stand alone works could lead one further into the pedestrian space, creating a sense of discovery or rhythm.
Artists are welcome to propose different approaches to this public art project.