After conducting a bidding process previously this calendar year, Town of Vancouver staff members have chosen Vancouver-based mostly firm Revery Architecture to design and style the new PNE Amphitheatre.
Vancouver Metropolis Council is anticipated to offer closing acceptance this week for the agreement, value $3.95 million.
The firm’s consulting deal, spanning 4 decades, will also go over preparing, functional programming, engagement, design contract administration, and put up-construction expert services for delivering the Pacific Countrywide Exhibition with its very first new main, goal-built entertainment location in a long time.
City council accepted the amphitheatre venture in June 2021, with an expected full challenge price of about $70 million. Building is anticipated to commence in late 2024 for an opening in the first 50 percent of 2026, just in time for that year’s summer outside function year and the PNE Truthful.
The lined out of doors location will have a capacity of about 9,300 spectators, with a blend of bleachers, flooring seating, and VIP areas. The venue’s configuration will be scalable for smaller sized events as effectively, in the 2,000-to-4,000 particular person potential variety.
The financial commitment also delivers new everlasting spectator amenities — washrooms, foodstuff and beverage concession parts, bar company, flex room, and other features — as very well as finish long term again-of-property and front-of-dwelling infrastructure. New long-lasting structures changing short-term trailers will offer storage area, dressing rooms, box workplaces, production and stability workplaces, catering, and prep-region kitchens.
The new location will be constructed on the internet site of the current 1960s-designed uncovered amphitheatre, which is in pretty lousy condition and was initially supposed to be a short term facility.
With the new facilities covered by a roof, the amphitheatre will have a extended operating time and catch the attention of noticeably additional events. The quantity of situations and concert events held exterior of the once-a-year PNE Fair period of time will improve from 5 to 49 each year, and the variety of local community gatherings for non-profit event organizers will also boost from zero to 22 every year.
Plans for a new amphitheatre have been in the works for above a ten years. Its design value will be protected by event rental profits.
The municipal government gained considerable curiosity in its procurement method to discover a direct layout and construction administration advisor. Other bidders entailed Dialog, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Faulknerbrowns Architects, Formline Architecture and LMN Architects, Forrec Ltd. and SLA, Kasian Architecture, Patkau Architects, Proscenium Architecture, Community Structure, and RIOS + Reimagine.
Some of Revery Architecture’s notable recent style and design will work include Squamish Initial Nation’s Senakw and Westbank’s The Butterfly tower, and the Xiqu Centre theatre on the Kowloon waterfront of Hong Kong.