RFQ: Vanier Gateway

  • Commissioning Entity: The City of Ottawa
  • Budget: $200000
  • Open Date: 2021-06-28
  • Commissioning Location: Canada
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2021-07-26

Brief Description

As part of the first phase of the Vanier + Montreal Road Public Art Plan, the gateway will act as a beacon and mark the west entrance into the Vanier neighbourhood.

The artwork should reflect the neighbourhood’s unique past, present, and future, and represent Vanier as a creative and resilient sector with a uniquely diverse community.

The artwork’s design must be safe for the public and mindful of the site by considering the neighboring Rideau River, and stand out from the new adjacent residential and commercial development. The proposed design must be safe for the public, objects that provide places to hide or places that are obscured from lines of sight to the public art are discouraged. The artwork must be mindful of the site by considering the neighboring environment, bridge, and Rideau River. It should also be cohesive yet distinct from the new adjacent residential and commercial development.