Vancouver Art Gallery Asks Feds for $100 Million for New Building

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The Vancouver Sun reporter Kevin Griffin  gives the latest on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s missive to build the proposed Herzog & de Meuron-designed Vancouver Art Gallery building. This building has attracted a lot of comment due to its blocky appearance, the lack of any treatment on the ground plane, and the fact it has no interaction with any of the other buildings on the streetscape.

But never mind that-Anne Webb the associate director of the gallery discusses why this building architect and design are best. “I have followed the career of Herzog & de Meuron from the early days. I was thrilled to learn that they were chosen to be the architects. I feel that they are among the best architects for museum buildings because they put art and artists first. They work with artists and understand artists.”

Nice that the building is great for artists, but is…

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