Evoke DIALOG – Granville Island
In between these communities sat the dilapidated, ‘Industrial Island’. Popular opinion called for the levelling of the site’s factory spaces, while the City wanted greenery. Norm and Joost had a different idea entirely.
They fought for a mixed-use community that would become the social heart of Vancouver.
40 years later Granville Island is the 2nd most visited site in Canada. Its businesses, friendships and arts communities thrive. An iconic example of industrial to urban design, its reinvention has inspired regeneration projects the world over.
Granville Island will soon undergo its second redevelopment since its cultural transformation. As we excitedly anticipate its evolution, we pay homage to its rich past.
Learn more about what Granville Island means to the community and meet its legendary architects, Norm Hotson and Joost Bakker.
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