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Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design
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Draft Brief - West Vancouver Centre for Art Architecture Design

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2013: Based on further community consultation, the Cultural Facilities Strategy was refined to the current Centre for Art, Architecture + Design Brief. …

2013: Based on further community consultation, the Cultural Facilities Strategy was refined to the current Centre for Art, Architecture + Design Brief.

2013: The Economic Planning Group was contracted to conduct a business plan for the new facility.

2013: The West Vancouver Society for Art, Architecture + Design was formally registered.

2013: The West Vancouver Society for Art, Architecture + Design released a call for Expressions of Interest for the design of the building.

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  • 1. DRAFTCENTRE FOR ART,ARCHITECTURE &DESIGNWEST VANCOUVER
  • 2. February 18, 2013DRAFT
  • 3. DRAFTTABLE OF CONTENTSWEST VANCOUVER SOCIETY FOR ART,ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN BOARD 1EVOCATION by Gordon Smith 2COMMUNITY VISION by Merla Beckerman 3OVERVIEW AND BACKGROUND 4MANDATE 6LOCATION, SITE, RATIONALE 7CULTURAL FACILITIES CONCEPT PLAN 9PRELIMINARY ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT 11SPACE PROGRAM 13FUNCTIONAL LAYOUT AND PLAN 14DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 16
  • 4. February 18, 2013DRAFTDEVELOPMENT BOARDGordon Smith, Honourary ChairMerla Beckerman, Co-ChairMichael Evison, Co-ChairEira ThomasDavid NegrinDavid HeffelAndrew PottingerJames McLeanMayor Michael Smith, Ex-officio
  • 5. DRAFT2EVOCATIONby Gordon Smith, Honourary ChairGordon Smithphoto by Richard MontagnaA city and country is both defined andreflected by its arts.West Vancouver is a sophisticatedcommunity with many of its citizensactively engaged in and supportingthe arts. Our current facilities areinadequate and it is time to recognizethe great contributions that our citizenshave given to our community andcountry as a whole by showcasing theunique art, architecture and design thatoriginated here.A new Centre for Art, Architecture &Design would make art and cultureaccessible to all, from the serious collectorto the budding artist found in every school child. The new centre will attract businessand people, provide educational opportunities, enrich our society and be a placewhere the community can discover and be inspired by art and design.In order to achieve its role as a cultural beacon for the community, the Centre for Art,Architecture & Design needs to be highly visible in an architecturally distinguishedbuilding. The centre needs to be well designed and staffed by experiencedprofessionals. It needs high level collections, exhibitions and educational programs.Most importantly, however, it needs to be a place for people to gather and celebratethe visual arts.West Vancouver’s proximity to the ocean, its rugged slopes and dense forestattracted many artists and architects who spearheaded the development of theregion’s art and design scene. The new centre would not simply look at the past,however, but be a vital and forward-looking place that develops and fosters youngpeople through educational programs and challenges everyone with dynamicexhibitions. West Vancouver continues to be a wonderfully fertile place to inspireboth young and old alike.
  • 6. February 18, 2013DRAFTCOMMUNITY VISIONBy Merla Beckerman, Co-ChairUrbanrtsArchitecture • Urban DesignARTS IN AMBLESIDESENSITIVITY TO PLACESOCIAL EQUALITYGLOBAL PERSPECTIVEOPENNESSCONNECTION TO NATUREEXPLORATIONCORE ASPIRATIONSimon Scott Photograph of Smith ResidenceThere is a strong desire to participate,learn, create and experience the arts inWest Vancouver. We are ready to buildimproved arts facilities which will enablethe realization of this desire and supportgrowth of the arts and culture into thefuture.In conjunction with revitalized culturalfacilities, a new Centre for Art, Architecture& Design will provide spaces for the entirecommunity—serving as a focal point forthe community’s cultural life, and a socialheart around which more livable communitypatterns can emerge. It will also activateand vitalize the commercial core and thewaterfront as a community destination.West Vancouvers Centre for Art, Architecture& Design will become a place that capturesour collective talents, aspirations, andconnections while maintaining andstrengthening West Vancouvers place as acultural leader in the region.“West Vancouver has a uniqueopportunity to bring thecommunity together in how weenvision our arts and culturefuture, while celebrating ourpast achievements.”Merla Beckerman
  • 7. DRAFT4OVERVIEWOVERVIEWThe District of West Vancouver (the District) is delivering on its promise to improvearts facilities in Ambleside. Since 2006, the District commissioned three studieswhich considered the creation of new and improved arts and cultural facilities inAmbleside. Council supports a new art facility on Bellevues 1600 block, in the JohnLawson Parking lot. In 2013, a business plan and further development of a Centrefor Art, Architecture & Design (CAAD) are being advanced.BACKGROUNDIn 2006, the West Vancouver Arts, Culture, and Heritage Facility Development Studyproduced by Aldrich Pears Associates, proposed the creation of an Arts Village alongthe Ambleside Waterfront, incorporating existing Arts facilities on the waterfront aswell as a new Museum in Ambleside.In 2008, the West Vancouver Museum: A Vision for Ambleside Study wasprepared by Urban Arts Architecture for a new facility to be located inAmbleside, with a mandate focused on the West Coast modern movement asmanifested through art, architecture and design and linked to current and futurepractice in these disciplines.In 2011 the District engaged Urban Arts Architecture to prepare a Cultural FacilitiesStrategy and a Design Brief for a new facility which considered coordinated ArtsFacilities operations and governance, delineated specific space needs, and proposeda strategy for meeting those needs phased over time.In 2012 the West Vancouver Society for Art, Architecture & Design was formed, andthe strategy was refined to the following report which focuses on the curatorialgallery opportunity within the Centre for Art, Architecture & Design. A Board wasalso created to support the development of the new facility.
  • 8. February 18, 2013DRAFTcaptivate children18ShopCreateLearnCelebrateLookConnect
  • 9. DRAFT6MANDATEEXHIBITION • EDUCATION • COLLECTIONThe West Vancouver Centre for Art, Architecture & Designcelebrates art, architecture, and design through programs,exhibitions and acquisitions that link local and internationalpractices in the past and present.Proposed Mission StatementThe Centre for Art, Architecture & Design will be a progressive contemporary placethat is a centre for innovation, community engagement, anddialogue.The facility will: • Exhibit contemporary and historical art, architecture, and design. • Educate through a wide range of educational programs for both children and adults. • Engage through a range of public programs and activities. • Collect and maintain West Vancouver’s cultural assets through the preservation of works by prominent artists, architects, and designers. • Generate revenue through programming, membership, venue rental, art rental program, a shop, and food services. • Celebrate through the provision of a vibrant community place for gathering indoors and out.West Vancouvers Centre for Art, Architecture & Design will encourage a greaterappreciation of Canada’s artistic, architectural and design heritage and thevital role and influence this community continues to play in the developmentof an influential West Coast regional style and is a force for engagement oncontemporary issues that shape our society.West Vancouvers Centre for Art, Architecture & Design realizes its objectives and fulfillsits mandate through a range of activities and programs from amateur to professional.The Centre for Art, Architecture & Design will make cultural resources accessiblethrough exhibition and public education programs and preserve significant culturalresources through its collecting and conservation programs.
  • 10. February 18, 2013DRAFTLOCATION, SITE AND RATIONALEPerformanceMUSEUMCentre for Art,Architecture & DesignARTS IN THE PARKEducationArt StudiosCommunityArtsAUGMENT EXISTING CULTURAL SPACESThe proposed site and location of West Vancouvers Centre for Art, Architecture &Design is Amblesides 1600 block of Bellevue Avenue.Relocating and expanding the curatorial program currently operating out of the WestVancouver Museum to the Centre for Art, Architecture & Design, District arts facilitieswould be clustered in one area, strengthening and enhancing the arts presence alongWest Vancouvers waterfront.
  • 11. DRAFT8CAAD PRELIMINARY ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTPROPOSED SITE: 1600 Block of Bellevue
  • 12. February 18, 2013DRAFTCULTURAL FACILITIES CONCEPT PLANARGYLE AVENUEAMBLESIDE L18THSTREETAMBLESIDE LANEAMBLESIDE LANEDRIVE15THSTREETMARINECLYDE AVENUEDUCHESS AVENUEDUCHESS AVENUEUEMARINEAMBLESIDE LANEDRIVE510BC HYDROJOHN LAWSON PARKNAVVY JACK HOUSELAWSON STUDIOSSILK PURSEMUSIC BOXMILLENIUM PARKGODFREYS HOUSESAFEWAY SITEDISTROPERTYERITAGE BUILDINGSNSPACEUILDINGSNT WALKACKSPRECINCTNTSBELLEVUE AVENUE16THSTREET17THSTREETSilk PursePerformance and Community ArtsWaterfront PathLinks all arts facilities together and tothe seawall and Ambleside ParkCreate + PlayProvide outdoor space to create artand display workOutdoor StageSimple seasonal stage to supportoutdoor performances and eventsPublic ArtProvide opportunities for public artthroughout the areaCentre for Art, Architecture& DesignExpanded exhibition, education,and collection spaceGreen SpacePreserve and expand green spaceThe concept plan illustrates the diverse experiences along the enhanced waterfront.Public access, community engagement, exposure to creativity, and sustainabilityare the core aspirations.CAAD
  • 13. DRAFT10ART PARKRO13THSTREETARGYLEAVENUEUEBELLEVUEAVENUEAMBLESIDE LANEAMBLESIDE LANEMARINEDRIVE13THSTREET14THSTREETKEITHLANE15THSTREETCLYDE AVENUECLYDE AVENUEDUCHESS AVENUEAVENUEHOLLYBURN SCHOOL20510EBOXMILLENIUM PARKGODFREYS HOUSE FERRYBUILDINGBOATLAUNCHHOLLYBURNSAILING CLUBAMBLESIDE LANDING1300 BLOCKDISTRICT OWNED IN 2012Maintain scale + heritageInterweave buildings and park,keep scale intimate and maintainkey heritage buildingsArts on ArgyleProvide a pedestrian scale textureand variety of activity to animatethis strollAmbleside LandingPlaza to allow a wide range ofcommunity activities and gatheringsConnect to the waterConserve the natural beach andenhance physical and visualconnection to the waterEducation StudiosFlexible functional space tomake/createCommunity and Emerging Artists
  • 14. February 18, 2013DRAFTA PRELIMINARY ARCHITECTURALCONCEPTFULL EXPOSUREThis preliminary design concept is linear in form and has four sides available for public access.An architectural concept for West Vancouvers Centre for Art, Architecture &Design (CAAD) created by Urban Arts Architecture has been developed to test thecapacity of the proposed site.The location for CAAD was determined after a lengthy evaluation of available sites inthe Ambleside area. The proposed site is the 1600 block of Bellevue Avenue on the siteof a current District of West Vancouver parking lot.The 14,700 sq. ft. site is basically flat and is bounded by Bellevue Avenue to the north,16th Street where it connects to Argyle Avenue to the east, the railway tracks andright-of-way to the south, and the termination of 17th Avenue to the west.Locating CAAD on the proposed site will require a building of three storeys with floorplates of approximately 10,000 sq. ft.The design concept, as illustrated in this document, organizes all the spaces alongan east/west atrium that contains the lobby and circulation functions. This wouldallow various program elements to spill out into the Lobby area to maximize theircapacity and create a truly dynamic and engaging place for the community.
  • 15. DRAFT12COMMUNITY CONNECTIONSThis architectural concept for the West Vancouver Centre for Art, Architecture &Design treats each face of the building as a positive public experience and supportsactivity along its frontages.The concept design has identified opportunities for community connections thatwill support CAAD in the following exterior public spaces: 1. A PLAZA A Plaza will terminate 17th Street and provide a grand entrance to John Lawson Park. The Plaza will accommodate gathering for celebrations and entertainment and also function as a place for people to stop and enjoy the sun and views to the water. 2. ANIMATED BELLEVUE AVENUE A Cafe, Shop, and Multi-purpose Education space will front onto Bellevue, animating the street. Accessed off Bellevue, the Loading Bay is intended to be developed as a pedestrian friendly area that supports the streetscape. 3. A TERRACE Located on the south side of the building along the railway easement, the Terrace is imagined to be a place that supports pedestrian traffic from the Park, a gathering space for the Centre during events, and as a location for outdoor art. 4. A POCKET PARK The building has been set back on the east corner of the site to preserve a significant tree. This creates an opportunity for a small pocket park to be developed on this corner. It is conceived as a green space that will accommodate through traffic from both the Terrace and Centre Lobby as well as emergency egress from the building.
  • 16. February 18, 2013DRAFT1.0 GENERAL PUBLIC 41501.1 Reception/Lobby * 1000 Suitable for food service not allowed in galleries.1.2 Reception/Control 1501.3 Orientation Gallery 1500 Suitable for food service not allowed in galleries.1.4 Arts Centre Shop 1000 Share reception as point of sale1.5 Café/Catering Servery 500 Small café shared with Lobby for expandability2.0 MULTI-PURPOSE 18002.1 Education/Multipurpose 1250 100 seat capacity2.2 Storage Chairs + Tables 2502.3 Community Meeting Room 300 20 seat capacity3.0 EXHIBITION 80003.1 Gallery D 25003.2a Gallery A 30003.2b Gallery B 10003.2c Gallery C 10003.3 Storage 5004.0 EXHIBITION SUPPORT 15554.1 Exhibition Preparation 700 Requires loading bay for semi-trailer w/ dock leveller.4.2 Prep Office 1004.3 Holding 215 All exhibit support areas to be Class A space.4.4 Shipping + Receiving 2154.5 Exhibition Workshop 3255.0 COLLECTION 37155.1 Storage for Collection 3500 Collections to be Class A space.5.2 Collections Research 2156.0 ADMINISTRATION 17256.1 Reception 806.2 Server/tech 506.3 Staff kitchen/lounge 1506.4 Storage 1006.5 Mail/photocopier/storage 1206.6 Office A (150) x 2 3006.7 Office B (100) x 4 4006.8 Workstations (65) x 5 3256.9 Library 806.10 Volunteer Office 120Net Admin. 1,725Circulation Admin 1:1.40 2,4157.0 SERVICE 22007.1 Public W.C. 8507.2 Staff WC/Showers 2007.3 Janitorial 1507.4 Mechanical 1000SUBTOTAL 23,145Circulation/walls ratio .22 5,092TOTAL 28,237All exhibit areas to be Class ASPACE PROGRAM SUMMARY CHART
  • 17. DRAFT14MEETINGCOLLECTIONS.GREATLOBBYEXHIBITION. LIGHT.LOADINGFLEXIBLE. CONTEMORARY.HISTORICAL. ENDURING.EXHIBITIONOPEN. INVITING.LIGHT.TRANSPARENT.OPEN.PUBLIC.FLEXIBLE.VIEWS.GRAND HALL.CONNECTED.WELCOMING.INVITING.SECURELEGACY. INTERACTIVERESEARCH. STORAGE. PRESERVE.COMMUNITY.TRANSPARENCY.VIEWS. INFORMALFLEXIBLE. VISIBLE.FUNCTIONAL LAYOUTThe program elements are proposed to be distributed as illustrated on the plansopposite and in the conceptual diagram below.MAIN FLOOR • Lobby • Exhibition Gallery D and Storage • Multi-purpose Education Room • Cafe and Catering Kitchen • Shop • Loading and HoldingSECOND FLOOR • Public Viewing Deck • Exhibition Galleries A, B, and C • Preparation and StorageTHIRD FLOOR • Community Conference Room • Administration • Collection Vault • Collection Research
  • 18. February 18, 2013DRAFTJOHN LAWSON PARKARGYLESTAFFWCSOPEN TO UPPER LOBBY BELOWCOLLECTIONSPUBLICVIIEWINGDECK +SCULPTURECOURTBELOWCOLLECTIONSRESEARCHOPEN TOGALLERY ABELOWCOMMUNITYMEETINGMECH.ADMINISTRATIONLOBBY - GREAT HALLBELOWLECTUREMULTI-PURPOSEEXHIBITIONGALLERY CPUBLICWCSPREPARATION +STORAGEUPPER LOBBYEXHIBITIONGALLERY AEXHIBITIONGALLERY BPUBLIC VIIEWING DECKSCULPTURE COURTCONTROLLOBBY - GREAT HALLLECTUREMULTI-PURPOSESHOPLOADINGSTORAGEMAINENTRYPUBLICWCSCONTROLSTORAGELOADING BAYCAFEBELLEVUE AVENUEEXHIBITION GALLERY DGROUND FLOOR FUNCTIONAL PLANSECOND FLOOR FUNCTIONAL PLANTHIRD FLOOR FUNCTIONAL PLANLEGEND:PUBLIC CIRCULATION/LOBBYEXHIBITION SPACEMULTI-PURPOSECOLLECTIONSVALUED ADDED SPACEPREPARATIONADMINISTRATIONSERVICE/WASHROOMSFUNCTIONAL PLAN
  • 19. DRAFT16DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY• MAJORITY OF CAPITAL FUNDSFROM DONATIONS• DEVELOPMENT AMENITYCONTRIBUTIONS• EXISTING• PROPOSED ENDOWMENT• RETAIL REVENUES• EDUCATION PROGRAMS• FACILITY RENTALS• MEMBERSHIPS• AMBLESIDE SITEBUSINESS + COMMUNITYPARTNERSHIPSOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES • CAPITAL/INFRASTRUCTUREGRANTSPRIVATEDISTRICT• PROGRAM + PROJECT BASEDGRANTS• PROGRAM + PROJECT BASEDDONATIONS• ENDOWMENT FUND• PROGRAM + PROJECT BASEDPARTNERSHIPSCENTRE FOR ART,ARCHITECTURE & DESIGNThe new Centre for Art, Architecture & Design will have enormous benefit to thecommunity and the region.Funding will come from a number of sources as outlined in the Funding Sourcematrix below. Capital funds will be raised from donors, government grants, andprivate philanthropy in a Capital Campaign.The District of West Vancouver’s primary contribution is the land, which willremain District property and a community benefit. The bulk of the capital fundswill be raised through private donations. Operating costs will be coveredthrough a combination of existing District funding to arts facilities, governmentgrants, donations, community partnerships and through the creation of anendowment fund.

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