Beijing Bird’s Nest Stadium Architects Chosen to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery

April 29, 2014, VANCITY BUZZ

Switzerland-based Herzog & de Meuron has been selected to design the new and expanded $300 million Vancouver Art Gallery at downtown Vancouver’s Larwill Park.

The new museum building will be the first project in Canada for the Pritzker Prize–winning firm that has previously designed some of the world’s most iconic structures such as London’s Tate Modern, Beijing’s Bird Nest Stadium, Basel’s Schaulager, Miami’s Pérez Art Museum, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, San Francisco’s de Young Museum, and Tokyo’s Prada Aoyama.

At approximately 300,000 square feet, the new Gallery building will provide more than double the space of the current facility to support the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs, which have increased exponentially over the past decade.

It will also enable the Gallery to better serve its growing audience, expand the international reach and range of its program, and further enhance Vancouver’s standing as a major centre of cultural production. The Gallery plans to unveil conceptual designs for the new building in early 2015. More…

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