First thing on our schedule was a tour of Olympic Village with Debra and Tina. Olympic village, a neighborhood built for athletes who will participate in the pass Olympic, focuses its attention on pedestrians and bikers. Cars would rarely pass by the neighborhood. Joggers and bikers enjoys a wide variety of infrastructure made for public use such as benches and bridges. With concrete roads and biking paths, the Olympic Village was the perfect place for the professional athlete. The place was magical, easily sustainable with the help with of the Skytrain and its Waterfront stop. It has an attractive quality to it too. The cleanness of the place as well as both its artificial and natural sites engaged with its residents and tourists.
I thought that MakerLabs would be the center of attention and right at the center of downtown. However, it was quite unexpected to see the lab to be near factories. Though there the MakerLabs felt out of place, a few moments of thought fixed me. I quickly found out why I shouldn't question the placement of the buildings in Vancouver. The reason was urban planning, which help place buildings in their respectable place. For example, nobody would want a factory in the middle of downtown, nor do people want to live in a house surrounded by factories. The MakerLabs was surprisingly close to Chinatown, making it an ideal place for people to go to when they need to work on a project.
In the lab we created a variety of objects using their laser cutter and wood. Despite the lack of knowledge we had on their tech stuff and computer applications, we were able to create some fancy laser-cutted pieces and then a very plain box with nails protruding out on its edges.