Controversial New VAG Plans Unveiled For Downtown Location

A Swiss architect duo put an Asian spin on the contemporary design.

September 29, 2015

By Jenni Elliott

Before we get carried away, funding for the new development has not yet reached its target—estimated around $300 million—so it might be a while before we see the new structure pop up across from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on West Georgia.

Covering two-thirds of the block, the design by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron proposes a stacked structure, which would created a layered environment; opening up covered spaces that would be both sunlit and safe from the rain.

Technical design elements aside, Vancouverites took to social media with their thoughts on the overall appearance.

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