Herzog & de Meuron have proposed an extension to the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada. The new structure will be situated six blocks away from the original Vancouver Art Gallery. The new building is designed to accommodate more art and educational programmes and will include galleries, classrooms, an exhibition space, a 350-seat theatre, four studio workshops, a reading room, a store and a restaurant. The building will retain the same shape it retained while it was unveiled in 2015 but will replace the wooden exterior cladding for rows of vertical glass cylinders. Despite all these exterior modifications, there will be minimum interior changes compared to the initial concept. The building is estimated to cost $350 million CAD and is expected to receive a $40 million CAD donation from the Chan family – marking the largest private donation to an arts and culture organisation in British Columbia to-date.
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