In 2014, a group of 23 architecture and interior design students from the University of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and British Columbia Institute of Technology spent 8 weeks designing and building the TED Community Theatre Stage for the global TED2014 conference held in Vancouver. Their concept was to build 400 planter boxes with donated wood from BC forests. The planter boxes were easily assembled as building blocks for the stage and backdrop. After TED 2014, the planters were donated to school programs and non-profits throughout Vancouver for their outdoor education & horticulture programs.
To build renewable stories with renewable materials is an important part of the future of design. This year’s DBR project was designed and built in the spirit – and infinite possibilities – of a renewable process.