November 8, 2008
by Canadian Architect
The travelling exhibition that launched in London’s Trafalgar Square earlier this summer opens in Paris on November 21, 2008, and runs until January 16, 2009. Vancouverism: West Coast Architecture and City-Building will be shown at the Canadian Cultural Centre located at 5 rue de Constantine in Paris’s 7th arrondissement. Hours of operation at the Canadian Cultural Centre are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
The exhibit is curated by architects and critics, Trevor Boddy and Dennis Sharp, and features the works of Vancouver’s most renowned architects, Arthur Erickson and Bing Thom, along with projects by James K.M Cheng and innovative engineers Fast + Epp, who are recognized as global leaders in applications of sustainably harvested engineered wood from British Columbia.
Vancouverism: West Coast Architecture and City-Building highlights how one of North America’s most unusual and creative young cities is being transformed with new designs, and in turn, how Vancouver’s city-building ideas are now shaping urban development, from Dallas to Dubai. The exhibition features architectural drawings, detailed models, stunning photographs, world-debut video installations and demonstration constructions of a serpentine structure made from sustainably harvested British Columbia timber.
Green, global, and generous of spirit, Vancouverism shines a light of hope for diverse urban life dwelling in balance with nature.
For more information, please visit www.canada-culture.org.