Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner
Simon Demeuse, Associate
October 1st, 2014, 7pm
918 Granville Street
The design architects of the new Vancouver Art Gallery discuss their diverse take on museum design through a selection of previous projects. Founded in Basel in 1978, Herzog & de Meuron is internationally recognized for designs that are both highly inventive and responsive to the site, geography and culture of the place for which they are conceived. Hear what makes Herzog & de Meuron one of the world's most lauded architectural firms as well as their initial impressions about Vancouver, followed by a public discussion.
Led by five Senior Partners—Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger, Ascan Mergenthaler and Stefan Marbach—Herzog & de Meuron has designed a wide range of projects, from highly recognized public facilities such as museums and stadiums, to distinguished private projects, and has been awarded numerous prizes, including The Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2001, and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal and the Praemium Imperiale, both in 2007.
Herzog & de Meuron were appointed to design the future Vancouver Art Gallery building in collaboration with the Vancouver firm Perkins+Will as the local executive architects.
Herzog & de Meuron were appointed to design the future Vancouver Art Gallery building in collaboration with the Vancouver firm Perkins + Will as the local executive architects.