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Vancouver Art Gallery

One of Vancouver’s most popular spots (especially during protests and 4:20) is undergoing renovations, but before they make the next big step, the Vancouver Art Gallery is seeking public input.

VAG will hold an open house this weekend – October 5th at UBC Robson Square at 12:30pm. From the open house they hope to gather feedback, suggestions and opinions  on its latest $3.2 million dollar renovation project.

The new ideas feature:

  • A pavilion
  • More sculptures
  • A multi-purpose floating ring
  • A new water surface

The new looks are designed by local company Nick Milkovich Architects, who have pointed out that all the different options all include plans to fix the waterproofing of the building under the plaza.

In last years surveys, the results indicated that the public wanted the fountain gone and was interested in a ‘European feel’, why European? because apparently it discourages riots.. The public also wanted more seating options around the edges, leaving the center of the land open for large gatherings.

It is important to note the space is owned by the province and leased out to the city, so ultimately the province will have the power to approve any changes.

Current look:

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Proposed:

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SEE ALSO: Future Location Of The Vancouver Art Gallery?

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