Event staff on-site to guide proceedings. Ted Chernecki explores what happened to plans for a huge rooftop garden at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library Jun 5 2018 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on.
Twenty-three years to be exact.
Vancouver Public Library Rooftop Garden. We invite you to visit the rooftop garden pick out a book to read take a snack up there or meet someone new in this beautiful sanctuary in the downtown core of Vancouver. Initially leased to the provincial government the top two floors of the iconic Central Library building have been transformed into vibrant. Vancouvers Central Library at Library Square is gearing up for a significant two-level expansion to create new reading and community spaces including a unique public rooftop garden.
Library services are now restored to most VPL locations with modified hours and offerings. Express elevators to the rooftop garden. Vancouver Public Library Foundation says.
Opening Saturday September 29thcheck out the new garden space along with the librarys expanded top floors. Vancouvers first public rooftop garden is named in honour of visionary city builders and philanthropists Art Phillips Bob Hager and Rudy North. Crowds gathered at the official opening of Vancouver Public Librarys VPL central expansion this morning taking in the exciting new spaces and rooftop views for the first time since the Central Library opened in 1995.
One of the biggest changes will be the opening of the garden in the sky a multi-level outdoor area featuring 16000 square feet of new public space including an 8000 square-foot garden. After more than a year of construction the new rooftop garden on the rooftop of the Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library VPL in downtown Vancouver is set to open at the end of this month. Twenty years ago our community envisioned a public garden in the sky at Central Library.
The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a party for the opening of its highly-anticipated rooftop and top floors this Saturday September 29th. The top two floors of the Vancouver Public Librarys VPL Coliseum-inspired hub are currently used as office spaces for the provincial government but that. The expansion adds almost 4000 square metres 42000 ft2 of new interior space as well as an additional 1560 square metres approximately 16800 ft2 of outdoor space.
Book a room by filling out our online. Luckily the Vancouver forecast looks exceptional for the entire week and therefore guests will be privy to a clear sunny viewWhats more the event is completely free as the library wants to make the space an. Vancouver BC V6B 6B1.
The entry to the garden is named in honour of Phillips Hager North Investment Managements PHNs fourth founding partner Dick Bradshaw. It has taken more than 20 years but a publicly accessible rooftop garden is finally coming to the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library on West Georgia. The new spaces including the rooftop garden should be complete by Spring 2018.
When the 42000-square-foot 168-million renovation project was opened to the public at the end of September 2018 it was the realization of an architectural vision that dates back to the buildings launch in 1995 as a place in the heart of the city for. Vancouver Public Library rooftop garden to be open to the public. The new 40000 sq ft.
Garden where visitors can read a book work or use as a quiet retreat. The central branch was designed by Moshe Safdie an IsraeliCanadianAmerican architect and urban designer. This rooftop garden offers public access to outdoor green spaces with spectacular city views.
The new public rooftop garden at the Vancouver Central Public Library is officially open. A private wedding ceremony surrounded by stunning city views from the rooftop garden. Vancouvers first public rooftop garden will be named in honour of visionary city-builders and philanthropists Art Phillips Bob Hager and Rudy North.
Rooftop patio and garden at the Vancouver Public Library in downtown Vancouver is now open. Vancouver Public Librarys central branch will open its top two floors to the public on Saturday unveiling a new rooftop garden meeting rooms and gallery space. The Vancouver Public Library is the most-visited major urban library system per capita in Canada.
The massive new rooftop patio and garden features spectacular views of downtown Vancouver seating areas for reading and relaxation and extensive landscaping. This will be a 40000 sq. The Vancouver Public Library central branchs new rooftop garden has been a very long time coming.
The entry to the garden will be named in honour of Phillips Hager North Investment Managements PHNs fourth founding partner Dick Bradshaw. Surprising Things You Can Get With A Vancouver Public Library Card The rooftop garden and expansion is part of a 155 million project. In 2015 the library will reclaim the eighth and ninth floors from the provincial.
It adds unique publicly accessible outdoor rooftop spaces with two large outdoor terraces on the north and south and an 8000 sq. VPL has announced that the massive new garden and library space expansion built at a cost of 155 million will be open to the public beginning at 10 am on Saturday September 29. Indoor and outdoor expansion of the library on two top floors previously used as provincial government offices.
Designed by world-renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander the Phillips Hager and North Garden on level 9 is open year round during library hours. Vancouver Public Library is dedicated to meeting the lifelong learning reading and information needs of Vancouver residents offering collections and spaces for everyone to explore create and share knowledge and ideas.