Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery has unanimously appointed Herzog & de Meuron to design their new, 300,000 square foot gallery in downtown Vancouver.

Selected from a shortlist of five - including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, KPMB Architects, SANAA , and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects - Herzog & de Meuron was ultimately awarded the commission for their vision of the new Gallery and “proven ability to create innovative museum buildings that place prominence on artists and institutional mission.”

The new museum building, which will be the practice’s first Canadian project, will double the Gallery’s current space and accommodate for their expanding collections, indoor and outdoor exhibition space, and new educational programs. Conceptual designs are expected to be released in early 2015. 

Preview the portfolio that landed Herzog & de Meuron the commission, after the break...

Perez Art Museum

Perez Art Museum, Miami © Iwan Baan

Walker Art Center Expansion

Walker Art Center Expansion, Minneapolis © Raimund Koch

M.H. de Young Museum

M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco © 2005 Mark Darley, Photographer

National Stadium Beijing

National Stadium Beijing © Iwan Baan

The Tate Modern

Tate Modern, London © Margherita Spiluttini

Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation, Basel/Münchenstein

Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation, Basel/Münchenstein © Ruedi Walti

More of Herzog & de Meuron's latest works can be viewed here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Herzog & de Meuron to Design New Vancouver Art Gallery" 29 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/501480/herzog-and-de-meuron-to-design-new-vancouver-art-gallery> ISSN 0719-8884

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