Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd.
4056 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 385 5757
24 January 2019
VANCOUVER, CANADA, 24 January 2019 – The largest-ever single private donation to an arts and culture organization in British Columbia secures the continuation of a museum project which started off in 2014. The unprecedented gift of $ 40 million was made by the Chan family, which has a long-standing history of supporting education as well as arts and culture institutions and programs.
Yesterday, Herzog & de Meuron unveiled the design of the new Vancouver Art Gallery. The project has visibly evolved over the course of the last five years.
“The new Vancouver Art Gallery is a vertical building, distinctly spectacular at first sight, with an arrangement that resonates with the place where it is built. It offers ample outdoor spaces that are sunny in summer and protected from rain in winter, to suit the climate and life in British Columbia. Visitors to the building will be able to perceive Vancouver’s urbanity and its amazing natural setting in many different ways.”
Herzog & de Meuron, 2019