The proposed facility is designed to provide a forum for Cultural activities and cross-pollinations within an ethnically-diverse population. The theme of transparency will ground these activities within the larger context of the surrounding community and will both encourage a sense of questioning and provide a platform for experimentation.
This proposal will be an important gateway to the Central Surrey area and will provide a public space which will act as a spark or catalyst for future residential development. Programmatically, the structure consists of an interlinked series of interior and exterior spaces along 152nd Street, bridging over 104th Avenue in a similar manner to the adjacent Guildford Mall to the west. This parallel arrangement of the malls invigorates the open parking area in between, which could be used as a forum for larger gatherings or cultural activities.
From south to north, a Sculpture Garden leads to an information centre, which transitions directly into a large open Contemporary Gallery space. Following this are more intimate gallery spaces with an adjacent 6-storey tower oriented along 104th Avenue. The north half of the tower facing the avenue will house artist's studios, while the south half is for administrative purposes. A pedestrian bridge over 104th Avenue acts as both a gateway and link to the Music/Dance School and Auditorium on the north side of 104th Avenue.
(From competitor's text)
5 scanned / 3 viewable
- Presentation Panel