For years the debate over the use of space at the current Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) has raged on. Now the Vancouver Concert Hall and Theatre Society announced a plan for a new concert hall under the Georgia Street plaza. This solution assumes the VAG will be relocating.
The design and construction will be entirely below ground and features 1,950 seats.
I question whether if there is sufficient demand for such a venue in Vancouver at the moment. I’m sure the Vancouver Concert Hall and Theatre Society have done ample homework and deem that there is.
The group represents the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and 20 of the city’s best-known performing arts groups. There proposal will ensure that the current VAG site be well used. However, the question is why not just expand the art gallery underground?