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Vancouver's Granville Island: Setting the Standard for Urban Design

Vancouver's Granville Island: Setting the Standard for Urban Design

In the 1970s, the principal designers at DIALOG, Norm Hotson and Joost Bakker, were commissioned by the Canadian government to redevelop Vancouver's Granville Island, a former industrial site, into a people place. The architects envisioned a radically different type of waterfront characterized - not by beaches or parks - but by varied commercial and cultural programs. Today this iconic destination, popular with both citizens and tourists alike, is recognized as a pioneering precedent for urban development across Canada. In the video above, the DIALOG duo chronicles the success of the mixed-use design, touching on how it has influenced the city of Vancouver as well as the firm’s more recent work.

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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Vancouver's Granville Island: Setting the Standard for Urban Design " 21 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/498386/vancouver-s-granville-island-setting-the-standard-for-urban-design/> ISSN 0719-8884

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