Vancouver Museum of Art – Vancouver, BC

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The Vancouver Art Gallery has unveiled a conceptual design for its new building by Herzog & de Meuron, featuring a series of stacked volumes clad in wood.

“The project for the new Vancouver Art Gallery has a civic dimension that can contribute to the life and identity of the city, in which many artists of international reputation live and work,” said Christine Binswanger, partner in charge for the gallery project at Herzog & de Meuron. “It will be a powerful statement to construct this large building out of wood, a material with a long tradition in British Columbia.”

The 310,000-square-foot (28,800 square metre) building by the Swiss architecture studio will be located in downtown Vancouver, Canada. It will house 85,000-square-feet (7,900 square metres) of gallery space, more than double the museum’s current exhibition footprint.

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