The conceptual design for a new Vancouver Art Gallery has been released, and it’s a head-turner.
The 12-storey gallery rises from its new home adjacent the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in a series of boxy tiers – like a jumble of gift boxes waiting to be unwrapped. The whole structure sits on four, stilt-like pillars. Not to mention, it’s covered mostly in wood – a stark contrast from the mirrored glass and steel buildings that dominate Vancouver’s downtown core.
The 310,000-square-foot building is aiming to become the new home of the Vancouver Art Gallery, which has outgrown its long-time home on Hornby and Georgia Streets downtown. Construction is planned to start in 2017, with a 2021 opening date. Continue reading:
New Design for $350-Million Vancouver Art Gallery Revealed