Join us on April 27th on the site of Polygon Gallery – a future home of Presentation House Gallery  – designed by Patkau Architects. This site visit builds on Ms. Patkau’s talk last November that highlighted this significant project.

The gallery is located on the waterfront at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue with panoramic views of Vancouver. Two levels of the building have a unique identity: a fully glazed extroverted lower level is connected to the exterior public realm and houses more public functions of the gallery – lobby, shop, cafe, and more; and the inward-looking upper level where most of the gallery space is located – a flexible and rugged space that acts as the armature for artists and art. The building, though small, is made significant by its form and its materiality – simple and bold.

We are very grateful to Patkau Architects, Haebler Construction and Turnbull Construction Project Managers, and Presentation House Gallery for hosting us.  

The tour will have two presenters: Peter Suter, Project Architect, and Kevin Pike, chair of the building committee and a Board Member of the Polygon Gallery.

Please arrive early as the tour will start promptly and will not wait for the latecomers.
4:50    Site Orientation
5:00    Tour starts
6:00    Tour ends    

Foot of Longsdale Ave @ Carrie Cates Crescent, North Vancouver
Coming by public Transit from Vancouver: exit the Seabus Terminal and turn right – continue past the plaza – the construction site is visible from there. We recommend taking 4pm, 4:15pm, or 4:30pm sailing to ensure timely arrival.

Required safety gear:
Please ensure that you arrive with proper construction safety gear:
Hard hat
High visibility vest
Steel-toed boots
No one will be allowed on site without these items.

Admission fee: 
$5  at registration.

Photography for personal use is welcome. However, absolutely no social media posting or similar distribution of photography or video is permitted. By registering for this event you agree to this condition.

Registration opens on April 8th at noon  
Register here.

The capacity of this tour is limited and we appreciate your understanding. 

If the event is full at the time of your registration, you can join the waitlist. ​

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
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