September 29, 2023


A Home Grown Success

Construction to start off subsequent thirty day period on new landmark Vancouver Artwork Gallery

Soon after far more than a ten years and a 50 percent of arranging, the job to establish a brand name-new substitute and expanded home for the Vancouver Artwork Gallery (VAG) will reach its most significant milestone still future month.

The VAG verified currently the formal development groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for September 15, 2023.

Both the provincial govt and VAG experienced beforehand indicated this previous spring they ended up preparing for a design start out this slide. The temporary modular housing structures in put on the northern stop of the Larwill metropolis block where the new VAG will be found shut in late July and this parcel will be vacated for use as the design staging and storage area for the VAG job.

The provincial govt previously verified impacted citizens will be relocated to nearby housing web pages. When the momentary modular housing web page was authorized in 2018, the intention was to supply it with an on-web-site lifespan of a few to 5 years.

The upcoming VAG constructing will be manufactured on the southern 50 percent of the Larwill metropolis block at the northeast corner of the intersection of West Georgia Street and Cambie Road, right away east of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and adjacent to SkyTrain Stadium-Chinatown Station.

Website of the upcoming house of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 668 Cambie Avenue. (Kenneth Chan/Everyday Hive)

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The long run web page of the Vancouver Artwork Gallery (foreground) and the present non permanent modular housing (background) at the Larwill Location town block. (Kenneth Chan/Each day Hive)

As of April 2023, the VAG instructed Daily Hive Urbanized it experienced raised in excess of $340 million (85%) of its overall fundraising goal to make the new entire world-course artwork gallery constructing, including a $50 million endowment as an working subsidy for the making.

This involves $100 million from nearby developer and artwork philanthropist Michael Audain, $40 million from the loved ones of Christian Chan of the Burrard Group, $30 million from the federal federal government, and $100 million from the provincial authorities, like $50 million from the provincial government’s first 2008 motivation by then-Leading Gordon Campbell.

The Town of Vancouver has provided VAG with the land — presently mostly used as a surface car parking ton — for a nominal lease.

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Revised 2021 design and style of the new setting up for the Vancouver Artwork Gallery at Larwill Park. (Vancouver Art Gallery)

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2021 style of the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Herzog & de Meuron/Perkins + Will)

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2021 style of the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Herzog & de Meuron/Perkins + Will)

The stacked landmark architectural thought made by Switzerland-based Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver business office of Perkins&Will spans 301,000 sq ft of complete making floor spot, which include 82,000 sq ft of gallery house — additional than twice the room at the VAG’s current household in the previous courthouse setting up at Robson Square.

The making will attain a top of 228 ft and contain 10 significant-ceiling floors.

There will also be function and meeting spaces, substantial out of doors community spaces including a courtyard, and a flagship cafe location.

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2021 design and style of the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Herzog & de Meuron/Perkins + Will)

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2021 layout of the new Vancouver Artwork Gallery. (Herzog & de Meuron/Perkins + Will)